footgear [foo t-geer] ExamplesWord Origin See more synonyms for footgear on noun

  1. covering for the feet, as shoes, boots, etc.

Origin of footgear First recorded in 1830–40; foot + gear Related Words for footgear sneaker, pump, cleat, slipper, loafer, boot, shoe, footwear, clog, moccasin, footgear, sneak Examples from the Web for footgear Historical Examples of footgear

  • The Saugor or Bundelkhandi shoe is a striking specimen of footgear.

    The Tribes and Castes of the Central Provinces of India

    R. V. Russell

  • We needn’t have worried Tomlinson to gather the maids’ footgear.

    The Strange Case of Mortimer Fenley

    Louis Tracy

  • There were, unfortunately, no boots, and the men’s footgear was deplorable.

    The Flaming Sword in Serbia and Elsewhere

    Mabel Annie Boulton Stobart

  • His trousers were gray rayon, and his footgear was openwork sandals.

    The Golden Skull

    John Blaine

  • This sort of footgear is not made in any other portion of the district.

    Ethnology of the Ungava District, Hudson Bay Territory

    Lucien Turner

  • British Dictionary definitions for footgear footgear noun

    1. another name for footwear

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