Definition of gaiter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

gaiter

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈɡeɪtə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈɡeɪtər//
 
[usually plural]
 
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a cloth or leather covering for the leg between the knee and the ankle. Gaiters were worn by men in the past and are now mainly worn by people who go walking or climbing. a pair of gaiters Word Origin early 18th cent.: from French guêtre, probably of Germanic origin and related to wrist.
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