trunk hose
noun plural Etymology: probably from obsolete English trunk to truncate Date: 1618 short full breeches reaching about halfway down the thigh that were worn chiefly in the late 16th and early 17th centuries

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Trunk hose — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • trunk hose — trunk′ hose n. clo full, baglike breeches reaching to the middle of the thigh or lower, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries • Etymology: 1615–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • trunk hose — n. full, baggy breeches reaching about halfway down the thigh, worn in the 16th and 17th cent …   English World dictionary

  • trunk hose — noun puffed breeches of the 16th and 17th centuries usually worn over hose • Hypernyms: ↑breeches, ↑knee breeches, ↑knee pants, ↑knickerbockers, ↑knickers * * * noun plural or trunk breeches …   Useful english dictionary

  • trunk hose — /ˈtrʌŋk hoʊz/ (say trungk hohz) noun full, bag like breeches covering the body from the waist to the middle of the thigh or lower, worn in the 16th and 17th centuries. {trunk (def. 3) + hose (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • trunk hose — full, baglike breeches covering the body from the waist to the middle of the thigh or lower, sometimes having the stockings attached in one piece, worn by men in the 16th and 17th centuries. [1615 25] * * * …   Universalium

  • trunk-hose — n. Large breeches, wide breeches …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • trunk-hose — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Trunk — Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trunk engine — Trunk Trunk, n. [F. tronc, L. truncus, fr. truncus maimed, mutilated; perhaps akin to torquere to twist wrench, and E. torture. Trunk in the sense of proboscis is fr. F. trompe (the same word as trompe a trumpet), but has been confused in English …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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