Wellington boot

or wellington boot

|

noun

a leather boot with the front part of the top extending above the knee.
a rubber or water-repellent leather boot extending to the knee or somewhat below it.

Origin of Wellington boot

First recorded in 1810–20; after the 1st Duke of Wellington

Also called Wellington, wel·ling·ton.

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for wellington boot

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