- a cloth or leather covering for the instep and ankle, and, sometimes, the calf of the leg; spat or legging
- a shoe with elastic in the sides and no lacing
- a high overshoe with cloth upper
Origin of gaiteraltered (after gait) from French guêtre, earlier guietre, probably from Frankish an unverified form wrist, instep, akin to wrist
- a. A heavy cloth or leather covering for the leg extending from the instep to the ankle or knee.b. A similar covering of moisture-resistant fabric, used by skiers and hikers.
- An ankle-high shoe with elastic sides.
- An overshoe with a cloth top.
- A tubular collar fitting closely around the neck, often worn by skiers.
Origin of gaiterFrench guêtre from Old French guietre of Germanic origin ; see wer-2 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present gaiters, present participle gaitering, simple past and past participle gaitered)
- To dress with gaiters.
From the French guêtre.