Puttee meaning

pŭ-tē, pŭtē
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A strip of cloth wound spirally around the leg from ankle to knee.
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A gaiter covering the lower leg.
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A covering for the lower leg, in the form of a cloth or leather gaiter or a cloth strip wound spirally.
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A strip of cloth wound round the leg, worn for protection or support by hikers, soldiers etc.
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Origin of puttee

  • Hindi paṭṭī from Sanskrit paṭṭikā from paṭṭakaḥ bandage, ribbon from paṭṭaḥ strip of cloth

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Hindi पट्टी (paá¹­á¹­Ä«, “bandage, strip of cloth"), from Sanskrit पट्टिका (paá¹­á¹­ikā) of similar meaning.

    From Wiktionary