gaiter

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From the French guêtre.

Noun[edit]

gaiter (plural gaiters)

  1. A covering of cloth or leather for the ankle and instep; see spats
  2. A covering cloth or leather for the whole leg from the knee to the instep, fitting down upon the shoe.
    • 1898, Winston Churchill, chapter 2, The Celebrity:
      Sunning himself on the board steps, I saw for the first time Mr. Farquhar Fenelon Cooke. He was dressed out in broad gaiters and bright tweeds, like an English tourist, and his face might have belonged to Dagon, idol of the Philistines.
  3. Part of the ecclesiastical garb of a bishop.

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Verb[edit]

gaiter (third-person singular simple present gaiters, present participle gaitering, simple past and past participle gaitered)

  1. To dress with gaiters.

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Of Germanic origin (from Old Frankish *wahtōn, *wahtjan (to watch, guard), derivative of *wahta (guard, watch), from Proto-Germanic *wahtwō (guard, watch), from Proto-Indo-European *weǵ- (to be fresh, cheerful, awake)). Compare Anglo-Norman waiter from the Old Northern French variant.

Verb[edit]

gaiter

  1. to watch; to survey

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Conjugation[edit]

  • Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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