put-tee

puttee

[puh-tee, poo-, puht-ee]
noun
1.
a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, worn especially formerly as part of a soldier's uniform.
2.
a gaiter or legging of leather or other material, as worn by soldiers, riders, etc.
Also, putty, puttie.


Origin:
1870–75; < Hindi paṭṭī bandage; akin to Sanskrit paṭṭa strip of cloth, bandage

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puttee or putty (ˈpʌtɪ)
 
n , pl -tees, -ties
(usually plural) a strip of cloth worn wound around the legs from the ankle to the knee, esp as part of a military uniform in World War I
 
[C19: from Hindi pattī, from Sanskrit pattikā, from patta cloth]
 
putty or putty
 
n
 
[C19: from Hindi pattī, from Sanskrit pattikā, from patta cloth]

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