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larrigan

[ lar-i-guhn ]
/ ˈlær ɪ gən /
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noun
a knee-high boot of oiled leather with a moccasin foot, worn by lumbermen and trappers.
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Origin of larrigan

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
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How to use larrigan in a sentence

  • I told Larrigan to fire off the stern starboard gun to see if it was in working order, and it wasn't!

  • They were of a double-soled larrigan, with a low heel of a single welt.

    Jim|Charles G. D. Roberts
  • It missed the foot itself, but it shaved the stout cowhide larrigan that covered the foot, slicing it as if with a knife.

    The Secret Trails|Charles G. D. Roberts

British Dictionary definitions for larrigan

larrigan
/ (ˈlærɪɡən) /

noun
a knee-high oiled leather moccasin boot worn by trappers, etc

Word Origin for larrigan

C19: of unknown origin
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