knickerbockers

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n knickerbockers trousers ending above the knee
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Baseball rules were codified in 1846 by Alexander Cartwright of the Knickerbocker Baseball Club.
    • n. pl Knickerbockers The name for a style of short breeches; smallclothes; called also knickers.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n.pl Knickerbockers nik-ėr-bok′ėrz loose breeches gathered in at the knee
    • Knickerbockers Also Knick′ers
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Usage

In literature:

How could one be gay and do as one liked with the sitting-room door shut and locked on Little Knickerbockers?
"In the Mist of the Mountains" by Ethel Turner
Almost always he wore a black coat, knickerbockers and black gaiters.
"Journeys Through Bookland, Vol. 8" by Charles H. Sylvester
Knickerbocker Press, N.Y., 1904, pp.
"The Negro at Work in New York City" by George Edmund Haynes
You haven't a red beard; you are not in knickerbockers; you don't recall SHAKSPEARE.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, April 29, 1914" by Various
He had taken off his evening clothes, and was dressed in a Norfolk coat and knickerbockers, and wore a low brown hat.
"The House of Souls" by Arthur Machen
He was of fine literary taste and culture, proud of his Knickerbocker ancestry.
"The Kirk on Rutgers Farm" by Frederick Brückbauer
A bennet slipped up his knickerbockers and tickled his leg.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
He looked so manly when he talked about it, standing up straight and strong in his knickerbockers.
"A Cathedral Courtship" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
The "Knickerbocker History of New York" really laid the foundation of his fame.
"Washington Irving" by Henry W. Boynton
From the scrimpy legs of the knickerbockers his knees shone bare and brown.
"Two Little Travellers" by Frances Browne Arthur
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In news:

Boisterous a Repeat Winner of Knickerbocker.
Boisterous will try to return to the winner's circle in the Knickerbocker Stakes.
Knickerbocker news - even if it's a different one.
Peggy Knickerbocker, Special to The Chronicle.
Charles Lyman, David's cousin who just missed the collapse of the Knickerbocker 's roof by minutes, was appointed to the Naval Academy in 1923.
Knickerbocker Theatre Announces Fall Film Series.
Renovation work at Knickerbocker Avenue 'M' Station.
Starting this weekend, the MTA will be doing renovation work on the Knickerbocker Avenue M train subway station.
A young girl hopes to sled during the Knickerbocker Snowstorm.
Chelsea gallery opens on Knickerbocker with star-studded show.
Leslie Knickerbocker of New Bern, NC and formerly of Jeffersonville, NY, died Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Carolina East Medical Center.
She is survived by her husband, Terry Knickerbocker .
Son Ted Knickerbocker of Pittsburgh, PA.
Wyatt Earp is coming to the Mansion, The Knickerbocker Mansion.
Former New York Knickerbocker Sam Stith of Buckeye reflects on playing in the 1962 game in which Wilt Chamberlain scored 100 points.
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