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Definition of "gaiter" [gait•er•gai•ter]

  • A heavy cloth or leather covering for the leg extending from the instep to the ankle or knee. (noun)
  • A similar covering of lightweight, moisture-resistant fabric, used by skiers and hikers. (noun)
  • An ankle-high shoe with elastic sides. (noun)
  • An overshoe with a cloth top. (noun)
  • A high tubular collar fitting closely around the neck, often worn by skiers. (noun)

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 "gaiter" in a sentence
  • "They won't always fight; sometimes they run away very meek; the best way to kill'em is to put a ball in the eye, sir; thar's no use in wasting shot in a 'gaiter's hide."
  • "When the boys wants sport, sir, they get a long green pole, and sharpen it; 'n then they find a' gaiter's hole in the marsh, and put the pole down it; then the 'gaiter he snaps at it,' n hangs on to it, 'n the boys get together,' n pull him out, 'n put a rope aroun' his neck and set him to fightin 'with another' gaiter."
  • "A fleece gaiter over a wool or polypro zip up shirt is a good choice."
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