[ bloo-ker, -cher ]
/ ˈblu kər, -tʃər /
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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.
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Origin of blucher
First recorded in 1825–35; named after G. L. von Blücher
Other definitions for blucher (2 of 2)
[ bloo-ker, -cher; German bly-khuhr ]
/ ˈblu kər, -tʃər; German ˈblü xər /
Geb·hart Le·be·recht von [gep-hahrt ley-buh-rekht fuhn], /ˈgɛp hɑrt ˈleɪ bəˌrɛxt fən/, 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal.
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How to use blucher in a sentence
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.
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)|Charles Dickens
A pair of old bluchers was on one side of the door, and a large red watering-can on the other.The Garden Party|Katherine Mansfield
Perhaps some person or persons here may wonder why we should not send out side-springs and bluchers, as well as top-boots.
As he pattered down the stairs in his stiff, new Bluchers, he could not help wishing that Stehman had come a little earlier.Princeton Stories|Jesse Lynch Williams
British Dictionary definitions for blucher (1 of 2)
/ (ˈbluːkə, -tʃə) /
obsolete a high shoe with laces over the tongue
Word Origin for blucher
C19: named after Field Marshal Blücher
British Dictionary definitions for blucher (2 of 2)
/ (German ˈblyçər) /
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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