Dictionary.com

larrigan

[ lar-i-guhn ]
/ ˈlær ɪ gən /
Save This Word!

noun

a knee-high boot of oiled leather with a moccasin foot, worn by lumbermen and trappers.

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON THE 12 TYPES OF VERB TENSES!

Loosen up your grammar muscles because it’s time to test your knowledge on verb tenses!
Question 1 of 6
The verb tenses can be split into which 3 primary categories?

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of larrigan

First recorded in 1885–90; origin uncertain
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK