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Definition of "hose" []

  • Stockings; socks. Used only in the plural. (noun)
  • Close-fitting breeches or leggings reaching up to the hips and fastened to a doublet, formerly worn by men. Used only in the plural. (noun)
  • Breeches reaching down to the knees. Used only in the plural. (noun)
  • A flexible tube for conveying liquids or gases under pressure. (noun)
  • To water, drench, or wash with a hose: hosed down the deck; hosed off the dog. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hose" in a sentence
  • "If you fast-forward to something like the Death Knight starting experience, our story-telling team has really mastered or refined the art of delivering the story as first-hand gameplay rather than spraying you with the word hose, which is what we did in the past."
  • "They fell into a tub of cold water on the other side of the machine, which was filled with a hose from the well or the lake."
  • "This hedgehog with its green leather hose comes from the quality Waldfreunde collection and were directly imported from Germany."