- a high leather boot, traditionally extending just above the knee in front, and just below in back
- a waterproof boot of leather or, usually now, rubber, worn in wet weather
Origin of Wellingtonafter Wellington
In full Wellington boot
(Arthur Wellesley) 1769-1852; Brit. general & statesman, born in Ireland: prime minister (1828-30): called the Iron Duke
capital of New Zealand: seaport in S North Island, on Cook Strait
The capital of New Zealand, on an inlet of Cook Strait in extreme southern North Island. It was founded in 1840 and supplanted Auckland as capital in 1865.
, First Duke of. Title of Arthur Wellesley. Known as “the Iron Duke.” 1769–1852.
British general and politician. Commander of British troops during the Peninsular War (1808–1814), he defeated Napoleon at Waterloo (1815), thus ending the Napoleonic Wars. As prime minister (1828–1830) he passed the Catholic Emancipation Act (1829).
- Alternative spelling of Wellington (the boot).