- 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.
- leggings, (used with a plural verb)
- close-fitting knit pants.
- the pants of a two-piece snowsuit.
n.“extra outer covering to protect the leg,” 1763, from leg (n.). Related: Leggings.