(hz), n.;
pl. Hose, formerly Hosen (h"z'n).
[AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches, OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking; cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.] 1. Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn, reaching to the knee.
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These men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats, and their other garments.
Dan. iii. 21.
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His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank.
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2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a stocking or stockings.
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3. A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water, from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.
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Hose carriage, Hose cart, or Hose truck, a wheeled vehicle fitted for conveying hose for extinguishing fires. -- Hose company, a company of men appointed to bring and manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. [U.S.] -- Hose coupling, coupling with interlocking parts for uniting hose, end to end. -- Hose wrench, a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite or disconnect them.
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