puttee

   (puh-TEE) [Hindi: bandage] A long strip of cloth that World War I soldiers wound around their calves from ankle to knee for protection. Later, a shaped leather gaiter worn over the calves.

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  • Puttee — Put tee, [Hind. pa[.t][.t]i ribbon, brace, tie.] A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc. [Written also {putty}, {puttie}.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puttee — 1875, from Hindi patti “band, bandage,” related to Skt. patta “strip of cloth.” …   Etymology dictionary

  • Puttee — A tubular, plain knit fabric with fleece lining. The lining is formed by catching an extra heavy slack twist yarn, which remains straight, by some of the loops. This yarn is napped in the finishing …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • puttee — ► NOUN ▪ a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee for protection and support. ORIGIN Hindi, band, bandage …   English terms dictionary

  • puttee — [pə tē′, put′ē] n. [Hindi paṭṭī, bandage < Sans paṭṭikā < paṭṭa, strip of cloth] a covering for the lower leg, in the form of a cloth or leather gaiter or a cloth strip wound spirally …   English World dictionary

  • Puttee — Distinguish from putty. A puttee, also spelled puttie , is the name, adapted from the Hindi patti , bandage (Skr. patta , strip of cloth), for a covering for the lower part of the leg from the ankle to the knee, consisting of a long narrow piece… …   Wikipedia

  • puttee — /pu tee , poo , put ee/, n. 1. a long strip of cloth wound spirally round the leg from ankle to knee, worn esp. formerly as part of a soldier s uniform. 2. a gaiter or legging of leather or other material, as worn by soldiers, riders, etc. Also,… …   Universalium

  • puttee — Putty Put ty, n.; pl. {Putties}. [Written also {puttee}, {puttie}.] [Hind. pa[.t][.t]i ribbon, brace, tie.] A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • puttee — noun Etymology: Hindi & Urdu paṭṭī strip of cloth, from Sanskrit paṭṭikā Date: 1886 1. a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee 2. a usually leather legging secured by a strap or catch or by laces …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • puttee — noun a) A strip of cloth wound round the leg for protection. b) Legging …   Wiktionary

  • puttee — put|tee [ˈpʌti US pʌˈti:] n [C usually plural] [Date: 1800 1900; : Hindi; Origin: patti long piece of cloth ] a long piece of cloth that soldiers wrapped around each leg from the knee down, as part of their uniform in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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