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spatterdash

[spat-er-dash] /ˈspæt ərˌdæʃ/
noun
1.
a long gaiter to protect the trousers or stockings, as from mud while riding.
Origin of spatterdash
1680-1690
First recorded in 1680-90; spatter + dash1
Related forms
spatterdashed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for spatterdash

spatterdash

/ˈspætəˌdæʃ/
noun
1.
(US) another name for roughcast
2.
(pl) long leather leggings worn in the 18th century, as to protect from mud when riding
Word Origin
C17: see spatter, dash1
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