thigh pad

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n thigh pad protective garment consisting of a pad worn over the thighs by football players
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Usage

In literature:

A padded splint, supporting knee, is shown reaching from ankle to thigh.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume I (of VI)" by Various
Owing to the padding of his long, white gaiters, his legs seemed thicker at the calf than at the thigh.
"Great Men and Famous Women, Vol. 7 of 8"
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In news:

"The league is mandating next year that we wear thigh and knee pads ," Harrison said.
When Vick suffered a thigh contusion in a Week 16 game, the Eagles went back to the well and Vick was equipped with a thigh pad by the same company.
SOME GUYS playing their third year of football are still trying to avoid the mistake of slipping thigh pads into slots meant for hip pads, or vice versa.
NFL to require players to wear knee, thigh pads.
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