[ spat-er-dash ]
/ ˈspæt ərˌdæʃ /
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a long gaiter to protect the trousers or stockings, as from mud while riding.
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OTHER WORDS FROM spatterdashspat·ter·dashed, adjective
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How to use spatterdash in a sentence
As we two came to the mainland, young Spatter-dash suddenly crossed the road in front of my lantern.
"And they were Spatter-dash's, too," said I, almost stifled by my jealous rage.
British Dictionary definitions for spatterdash
/ (ˈspætəˌdæʃ) /
US another name for roughcast
(plural) long leather leggings worn in the 18th century, as to protect from mud when riding
Word Origin for spatterdash
C17: see spatter, dash 1
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