Part of speech: noun

A covering for the lower leg or ankle; a high shoe.

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Usage examples "gaiter":

  1. The dress she held up in both hands, high above her trim gaiter- tops, was of black satin, much bedecked with heavy beaded trimming. - "'Lizbeth of the Dale", Marian Keith.
  2. A little man in civilian attire- all slouch- hat and gaiter. - "On the Heels of De Wet", The Intelligence Officer.
  3. " If she had any ambition she would be anything- just like some other lazy- boots," and now she gave the large, dangling congress gaiter of her husband a little push with the point of her slipper, for purposes of identification, as the newspapers say. - "The Coast of Bohemia", William Dean Howells.