Gallygaskins

Gal`ly*gas"kins

, n. pl. See Galligaskins.

Ga*loche"

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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.]
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Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche.
Chaucer.
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2. Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn over one's regular shoes; now usually written galosh. It is used mostly in the plural.
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3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.
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