bowyangs

/ (ˈbəʊjæŋz) /

pl n

Australian and NZ history a pair of strings or straps secured round each trouser leg below the knee, worn esp by sheep-shearers and other labourers

Nearby words

  1. bowstring hemp,
  2. bowstring truss,
  3. bowtel,
  4. bowwood,
  5. bowwow,
  6. bowyer,
  7. box,
  8. box beam,
  9. box bed,
  10. box bolt

Word Origin for bowyangs

C19: from English dialect bowy-yanks leggings

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