stocking-foot

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stocking-foot (plural stocking-feet)

  1. The part of socks, stockings, hosiery, or other flexible footwear that surrounds the foot.
    Experienced fly-fishers prefer stockingfoot waders.
    • 1847, Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, Chapter XIX
      I gave her a shilling. She put it into an old stocking-foot which she took out of her pocket, and having tied it round and returned it, she told me to hold out my hand. I did. She arched her face to the palm, and pored over it without touching it.
  2. An unshod foot clad only in socks, stockings, or other hosiery.

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