- a strong, leather half boot.
- a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep.
Origin of blucher
First recorded in 1825–35; named after G. L. von Blücher
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Examples from the Web for bluchers
He was altogether as roystering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four feet six, or something less, in his bluchers.Oliver Twist, Vol. I (of 3)
Altogether he was as roystering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four feet six in his bluchers.The World's Greatest Books, Vol III
Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton, Eds.
Perhaps some person or persons here may wonder why we should not send out side-springs and bluchers, as well as top-boots.
We have not noticed so many highlows as Bluchers upon the understandings of the promenaders of Broad-street.
- obsolete a high shoe with laces over the tongue
C19: named after Field Marshal Blücher
- Gebhard Leberecht von (ˈɡɛphart ˈleːbərɛçt fɔn). 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal, who commanded the Prussian army against Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)
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Word Origin and History for bluchers
type of old-style boots, from Prussian Field Marshal Gebhard Leberecht Blücher (1742-1819).
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