1. a covering for the leg, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc.Compare chaps, gaiter, puttee.
  2. leggings, (used with a plural verb)
    1. close-fitting knit pants.
    2. the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.

n.“extra outer covering to protect the leg,” 1763, from leg (n.). Related: Leggings.

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