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spatterdash

[ spat-er-dash ]
/ ˈspæt ərˌdæʃ /
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noun
a long gaiter to protect the trousers or stockings, as from mud while riding.
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Origin of spatterdash

First recorded in 1680–90; spatter + dash1

OTHER WORDS FROM spatterdash

spat·ter·dashed, adjective
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How to use spatterdash in a sentence

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

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British Dictionary definitions for spatterdash

spatterdash
/ (ˈspætəˌdæʃ) /

noun
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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