congress boot

congress boot
a high shoe with elastic sides, worn by men in the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
[1840-50, Amer.]

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  • 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

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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

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  • congress gaiter — noun an ankle high shoe with elastic gussets in the sides (Freq. 1) • Syn: ↑congress boot, ↑congress shoe • Hypernyms: ↑shoe * * * noun or congress shoe …   Useful english 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

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