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Definition of "stocking" []

  • A close-fitting, usually knitted covering for the foot and leg made from nylon, silk, cotton, wool, and similar yarns. (noun)
  • An item resembling this covering. (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 "stocking" in a sentence
  • "_To Run a stocking_: To pass a thread of yarn, with a needle, straight along each row of the stocking, as far as is desired, taking up one loop and missing two or three, until tie row is completed, so as to double the thickness at the part which is run."
  • "While JB persists in stocking tentacle pr0n, we are NEVER going to get the boys out of Chez Birmo."
  • "Around here, we don't have any natural trout reproduction, so stocking is what we get."