galoche


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Galoche \Ga*loche"\, Galoshe \Ga*loshe"\, [OE. galoche, galache,
   galage, shoe, F. galoche galoche, perh. altered fr. L.
   gallica a Gallic shoe, or fr. LL. calopedia wooden shoe, or
   shoe with a wooden sole, Gr. ?, dim. of ?, ?, a shoemaker's
   last; ? wood + ? foot.]
   1. A clog or patten. [Obs.]
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            Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche.
                                                  --Chaucer.
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   2. Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather, especially a
      waterproof rubber overshoe extending over the ankle, worn
      over one's regular shoes; now usually written galosh. It
      is used mostly in the plural; as, it's raining, so put
      your galoshes on.
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   3. A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe
      and part of the leg.
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