Wellington boot or wellington boot ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
- a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.
- half Wellington.
Origin of Wellington boot First recorded in 1810–20; after the 1st Duke of Wellington Also called Wellington, wel·ling·ton. Examples from the Web for wellington boot Historical Examples of wellington boot
Outside the window the upper-leather of a Wellington-boot was usually hung, pegged to a board as if to dry.