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Wellington boot

or wellington boot

noun
  1. a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
  2. a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.
  3. half Wellington.
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Origin of Wellington boot

First recorded in 1810–20; after the 1st Duke of Wellington
Also called Wellington, wel·ling·ton.
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Historical Examples

  • Outside the window the upper-leather of a Wellington-boot was usually hung, pegged to a board as if to dry.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

    Thomas Hardy