loose hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
loose breeches in general.
leggings or gaiters, usually of leather.
- Also gallygaskins.
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How to use galligaskins in a sentence
"Cow's-grass, doublet, and galligaskins," responded the Refectioner.The Monastery | Sir Walter Scott
This 'ere old friend o' mine don't unnerstand ye wi' yer fustian an' yer galligaskins.The Treasure of Heaven | Marie Corelli
The assailants were indeed rascals of the same tarry, broad-breeched, stringfasted breed as galligaskins of the cellar door.The Dew of Their Youth | S. R. Crockett
"A green gown and a pair of leathern galligaskins every Pentecost," said the Kitchener.The Monastery | Sir Walter Scott
He goes on to relate how he is besieged by duns, and what a chasm there is in his "galligaskins."History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2) | Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
British Dictionary definitions for galligaskins
loose wide breeches or hose, esp as worn by men in the 17th century
leather leggings, as worn in the 19th century
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