stocking definition by Webster's New World
- a closefitting covering, usually knitted, for the foot and, usually, most of the leg
- something resembling this, as a patch of color on the leg of an animal
Origin: ; from stock, in obsolete sense of leg covering plush -ing
- stockinged adjective
stocking definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A close-fitting, usually knitted covering for the foot and leg made from nylon, silk, cotton, wool, and similar yarns.
- An item resembling this covering.
Origin: From dialectal stock, from Middle English stokke, leg covering, probably from stok, stock; see stock.
- stockˈinged adjective
stocking - Phrases/Idioms
in one's stocking feet