[ spat-er-dash ]
/ ˈspæt ərˌdæʃ /


a long gaiter to protect the trousers or stockings, as from mud while riding.

Origin of spatterdash

First recorded in 1680–90; spatter + dash1

OTHER WORDS FROM spatterdash

spat·ter·dashed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

Example sentences from the Web for spatterdash

  • Spatterdash was no other than mine host who had just vacated!

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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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