Variant of hose
- Historical a tightfitting outer garment worn by men, covering the hips, legs, and feet, or extending only to the knees or ankles, and attached to the doublet by cords or ribbons (called points)
Origin: prob. infl. by Du hoos, water pipe, of same origin
- a flexible tube used to convey fluids, esp. water from a hydrant or faucet
- such a tube equipped with a nozzle and attachments
Origin: Middle English from Old English hosa, leg covering, akin to German hose from Indo-European an unverified form (s)keus- from base an unverified form (s)keu-, to conceal, hide from source sky
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