- 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
[bloo-ker, -cher; German bly-khuh r]
- Geb·hart Le·be·recht von [gep-hahrt ley-buh-rekht fuh n] /ˈgɛp hɑrt ˈleɪ bəˌrɛxt fən/, 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal.
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Examples from the Web for blucher
In Berlin, Princess Blucher wrote in her diary, “Nothing is talked of but the expected entry into Paris.”Barbara Tuchman’s ‘The Guns of August’ Is Still WWI’s Peerless Chronicle
James A. Warren
September 29, 2014
I 'll entertain you here, and have Blucher and Platon, Fouch, and any one else you like to meet you.Jack Hinton
Charles James Lever
He forgot, however, that he had to oppose Wellington and Blucher.
Yes, there are Prince and Blucher, the horses; and my parents in the carriage.Roundabout Papers
William Makepeace Thackeray
He turned a corner suddenly, and Blucher went over his head.
We did not know this until after we had found it out through Blucher.
- 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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