- gainsborough, thomas,
- gaitskell, hugh todd naylor,
Origin of gaiter
Examples from the Web for gaiter
The gaiter secured, we prepared to lift the sufferer from his seat, and he on his part made a feeble effort to rise.
A gaiter shoe or combination shoe and stocking was made of waterproof cloth, laced up the sides, and reached to about the knees.Women's Bathing and Swimming Costume in the United States|Claudia B. Kidwell
Five decades hardly modified the cut of a gaiter, the embroidery of a smock-frock, by the breadth of a hair.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
Her gaiter boots were saturated with wet, and soiled with reddish clay.Mabel's Mistake|Ann S. Stephens
She consented that I should rest a while at the cobbler's, and then return home carrying the gaiter.Explorers of the Dawn|Mazo de la Roche
noun (often plural)
Word Origin for gaiter
"leather cover for the ankle," 1775, perhaps from French guêtre "belonging to peasant attire," from Middle French *guestre, probably from Frankish *wrist "instep," from Proto-Germanic *wirstiz (cf. German Rist "instep;" see wrist). Related: Gaiters.