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overshoe

[oh-ver-shoo] /ˈoʊ vərˌʃu/
noun
1.
a shoe or boot usually worn over another for protection in wet or cold weather, especially a waterproof outer shoe.
Compare galosh.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; over- + shoe
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  • overshoes or galoshes a rubber covering placed over shoes for rain and snow protection.
British Dictionary definitions for overshoes

overshoe

/ˈəʊvəˌʃuː/
noun
1.
a protective shoe worn over an ordinary shoe
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Word Origin and History for overshoes

overshoe

n.

1829, from over- + shoe (n.). Related: Overshoes.

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