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Definition of hose noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1(also hosepipe
    [countable, uncountable] a long tube made of rubber, plastic, etc., that carries liquids and gases from one place to another. It is used especially for putting water onto fires, gardens, etc. a garden hose a length of hose see also fire hose
  2. 2[plural] = hosiery
  3. 3[plural] pants that fit tightly over the legs, worn by men in the past doublet and hose
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: hose