support hose
noun Date: 1963 elastic stockings worn especially to provide mild compression of the leg (as to prevent formation of varicose veins)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • support hose — n stockings (as elastic stockings) worn to supply mild compression to assist the veins of the legs usu. pl. in constr. called also support hosiery …   Medical dictionary

  • support hose — noun elasticized stocking intended to reduce pressure on the veins of the leg (as in case of varicose veins) • Syn: ↑support stocking • Hypernyms: ↑stocking * * * noun : stockings (as elastic stockings) worn to supply mild compression to assist… …   Useful english dictionary

  • support hose — sup port ,hose noun uncount AMERICAN PANTYHOSE that help blood move through your legs by holding them very tightly …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • support tights — support hose, support stockings or support tights plural noun Elasticated hose • • • Main Entry: ↑support support stockings, support tights see ↑support hose above. • • • Main Entry: ↑support …   Useful english dictionary

  • support stockings — support hose, support stockings or support tights plural noun Elasticated hose • • • Main Entry: ↑support support stockings, support tights see ↑support hose above. • • • Main Entry: ↑support …   Useful english dictionary

  • hose — n. flexible tube 1) to play, train a hose on 2) a fire; garden; rubber; water hose stockings 3) mesh hose; pantyhose (AE); stretch; support hose * * * [həʊz] garden rubber stretch support hose train a …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hose — [[t]ho͟ʊz[/t]] hoses, hosing, hosed 1) N COUNT A hose is a long, flexible pipe made of rubber or plastic. Water is directed through a hose in order to do things such as put out fires, clean cars, or water gardens. You ve left the garden hose on …   English dictionary

  • support — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Maintenance Nouns 1. (financial support) support, maintenance, upkeep, sustenance. See aid. 2. (foundation) ground, foundation, groundwork, substratum, base, basis; terra firma; purchase, grip, footing,… …   English dictionary for students

  • hose n — A woman firefighter uses a support hose …   English expressions

  • support tights — sup port ,tights noun plural BRITISH SUPPORT HOSE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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