stocking

[ stok-ing ]
/ ˈstɒk ɪŋ /

noun

a close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, usually knitted, of wool, cotton, nylon, silk, or similar material.
something resembling such a covering.

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Idioms for stocking

    in one's stocking feet, wearing stockings, but without shoes: Be careful of glass splinters if you walk through here in your stocking feet.

Origin of stocking

First recorded in 1575–85; stock + -ing1

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British Dictionary definitions for stocking

stocking
/ (ˈstɒkɪŋ) /

noun

one of a pair of close-fitting garments made of knitted yarn to cover the foot and part or all of the leg
something resembling this in position, function, appearance, etc
in one's stocking feet or in one's stockinged feet wearing stockings or socks but no shoes

Word Origin for stocking

C16: from dialect stock stocking + -ing 1
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