Meaning of STOCKING in English

STOCKING

[noun] [C] - one of a pair of tight-fitting coverings for the feet and legs made of light, usually artificial, material and worn by womenStockings come up to the mid-thigh and are usually held in place with suspenders.I've got a ladder (= a long vertical hole) in one of my stockings.She's just spent $15 on a pair of silk stockings.Compare nylons at nylon; tights.Jerome stands 1m 75 in his stocking/stockinged feet (= when he is not wearing shoes).Stocking cap is US for bobble hat.See at bobble.A stocking-filler (US also stocking-stuffer) is a small cheap Christmas present.We usually buy the children one big present and lots of stocking-fillers.A stocking mask is a stocking which thieves pull over their heads to hide their faces.The men were filmed as they robbed the bank, but they were all wearing stocking masks and couldn't be identified.

Cambridge English vocab.      Кембриджский английский словарь.