puttee
Putty Put"ty, n.; pl. {Putties}. [Written also {puttee}, {puttie}.] [Hind. pa[.t][.t]i ribbon, brace, tie.] A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • Puttee — Put tee, [Hind. pa[.t][.t]i ribbon, brace, tie.] A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc. [Written also {putty}, {puttie}.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puttee — 1875, from Hindi patti “band, bandage,” related to Skt. patta “strip of cloth.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • puttee — ► NOUN ▪ a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee for protection and support. ORIGIN Hindi, band, bandage …   English terms dictionary

  • puttee — [pə tē′, put′ē] n. [Hindi paṭṭī, bandage < Sans paṭṭikā < paṭṭa, strip of cloth] a covering for the lower leg, in the form of a cloth or leather gaiter or a cloth strip wound spirally …   English World dictionary

  • Puttee — Distinguish from putty. A puttee, also spelled puttie , is the name, adapted from the Hindi patti , bandage (Skr. patta , strip of cloth), for a covering for the lower part of the leg from the ankle to the knee, consisting of a long narrow piece… …   Wikipedia

  • puttee — /pu tee , poo , put ee/, n. 1. a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, worn esp. formerly as part of a soldier s uniform. 2. a gaiter or legging of leather or other material, as worn by soldiers, riders, etc. Also,… …   Universalium

  • puttee — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu paṭṭī strip of cloth, from Sanskrit paṭṭikā Date: 1886 1. a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee 2. a usually leather legging secured by a strap or catch or by laces …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puttee — noun a) A strip of cloth wound round the leg for protection. b) Legging …   Wiktionary

  • puttee — put|tee [ˈpʌti US pʌˈti:] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1800 1900; : Hindi; Origin: patti long piece of cloth ] a long piece of cloth that soldiers wrapped around each leg from the knee down, as part of their uniform in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • puttee — put·tee || pÊŒtɪ n. gaiter, leather covering worn around the lower leg (also putty) …   English contemporary dictionary

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