[ foot-geer ]
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  1. covering for the feet, as shoes, boots, etc.

Origin of footgear

First recorded in 1830–40; foot + gear

Words Nearby footgear Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use footgear in a sentence

  • A black business outfit, including headgear and footgear, bore witness to the cracksman's foresight.

    The Incendiary | W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
  • Ray had been caring for my feet very attentively, but it took me nearly two hours to get on my footgear.

  • He was girt with the somen, was shod with the ceremonious wooden footgear, and pearls hung from his ears.

    The Jesuits, 1534-1921 | Thomas J. Campbell
  • I found the Hannaford ventilated rubber boot the most comfortable and perfect footgear I have ever worn.

    Cruisings in the Cascades | George O. Shields
  • This footgear is little in favor here with white hunters, owing to there being so much rainfall, and so much wading to do.

    Cruisings in the Cascades | George O. Shields

British Dictionary definitions for footgear


/ (ˈfʊtˌɡɪə) /

  1. another name for footwear

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