congress gaiter

congress gaiter
noun
an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides (Freq. 1)
Hypernyms: ↑shoe

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noun or congress shoe
Usage: often capitalized C
Etymology: congress (I); from its former popularity among members of the United States Congress
: a flexible ankle-high shoe having deep elastic gussets in the sides of the upper — compare romeo

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congress boot or congress gaiter,
a high shoe with a wide strip of elastic in each side.

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  • Congress gaiter — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congress — Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an encounter.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congress boot — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congress water — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • congress boot — ☆ congress boot n. [often C b ] a high shoe with an elastic insert in each side: also called congress gaiter (or shoe) …   English World dictionary

  • congress shoe — noun an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides • Syn: ↑congress boot, ↑congress gaiter • Hypernyms: ↑shoe * * * noun see congress gaiter …   Useful english dictionary

  • congress boot — noun an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides • Syn: ↑congress shoe, ↑congress gaiter • Hypernyms: ↑shoe …   Useful english dictionary

  • The Continental Congress — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Federal Congress — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Congresses — Congress Con gress, n.; pl. {Congresses}. [L. congressus, fr. congredi, p. p. gressus, to go or come together; con + grati to go or step, gradus step: cf. F. congr?s. See {Grade}.] 1. A meeting of individuals, whether friendly or hostile; an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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