Wellington boot
Wellington boot Wel"ling*ton boot [After the Duke of Wellington.] A riding boot for men, the front of which came above the knee; also, a similar shorter boot worn under the trousers. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • wellington boot — /wɛlɪŋtən ˈbut/ (say welingtuhn booht) noun 1. Also, wellington. → gumboot. 2. (formerly) a leather boot with the front stretching up to above the knee. {named after the Duke of Wellington1} …   Australian English dictionary

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  • Wellington — Wellington1 [wel′iŋ tən] n. [after WELLINGTON2 1st Duke of] [also w ] 1. a high leather boot, traditionally extending just above the knee in front, and just below in back 2. a waterproof boot of leather or, usually now, rubber, worn in wet… …   English World dictionary

  • wellington — (also wellington boot) ► NOUN chiefly Brit. ▪ a knee length waterproof rubber or plastic boot. ORIGIN named after the British soldier and Prime Minister the 1st Duke of Wellington (1769 1852) …   English terms dictionary

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