pogie

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Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

pogie (plural pogies)

  1. Alternative form of pogy.

Etymology 2[edit]

A kayaker using a paddle fitted with pogies (which he is not using)
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Noun[edit]

pogie (plural pogies)

  1. (rowing, kayaking) A protective flap worn on the hands while rowing, to provide grip as well as insulation, and to keep the hands dry to prevent blistering.
    • 2000 November 12, Merill Hilf, ‘Tis the Season to Layer, Rowing News, page 4,
      Pogies are essential for winter rowing, and I also favor sock liners made of wool, silk, or polypropylene worn under a nice thick pair of wool socks. [] A pogie is basically a mitten worn over your hand with a hole in the side for the oar handle.
    • 2008, John Lull, Sea Kayaking Safety & Rescue, unnumbered page,
      Pogies are another option for keeping your hands warm, especially in extreme cold. Pogies are sheaths of nylon or neoprene and fleece that fit over the paddle shaft. You place your hands inside them and grip the paddle directly. Although pogies will keep your hands even warmer than gloves, they will not provide any abrasion protection from rocks.
    • 2012, Dan Henderson, Sea Kayaking: Basic Skills, Paddling Techniques, and Expedition Planning, page 27,
      An alternative is pogies: mitts that extend over the hands, wrists, and a portion of the paddle shaft. Once pogies are fitted onto the paddle shaft, kayakers slide their hands into the pogie tube, where they can grasp the paddle. Pogies allow direct hand contact with the paddle while offering protection from wind. Offered in either nylon (sometimes fleece lined) or neoprene, pogies can also provide insulation.