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

Origin of spatterdash

First recorded in 1680–90; spatter + dash1
Related formsspat·ter·dashed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of spatterdash

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

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British Dictionary definitions for spatterdash



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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