brogan

[broh-guhn]
noun
a heavy, sturdy shoe, especially an ankle-high work shoe.

Origin:
< Irish brógán, diminutive of bróg shoe; see brogue2

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brogan (ˈbrəʊɡən)
 
n
a heavy laced usually ankle-high work boot
 
[C19: from Gaelic brōgan a little shoe, from brōg shoe; see brogue²]

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brogans
type of coarse shoes, 1846, from Ir. and Gael. brogan, dim. of brog "shoe" (cf. brogue).
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The next morning a disheveled prole in brogans appeared at my door with a toolbox, scratching his head.
The same agent keeps up the supply of miners' hob-nail boots, plow shoes, and four kinds of brogans.
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