World English Dictionary
bowyangs (ˈbəʊjæŋz)
pl n
(Austral), (NZ) history a pair of strings or straps secured round each trouser leg below the knee, worn esp by sheep-shearers and other labourers
[C19: from English dialect bowy-yanks leggings]

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