galoche

Galoche

Ga*loche"\, Galoshe \Ga*loshe"\, [OE. galoche, galache, galage, shoe, F. galoche galoche, perh. altered fr. L. gallica a Gallic shoe, or fr. LL. calopedia wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, a shoemaker's last; ? wood + ? foot.]

1. A clog or patten. [Obs.]

Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche. --Chaucer.

2. Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather.

3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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