Meaning of STOCKING in English
— stockinged , adj. — stockingless , adj.
/stok"ing/ , n.
1. a close-fitting covering for the foot and part of the leg, usually knitted, of wool, cotton, nylon, silk, or similar material.
2. something resembling such a covering.
3. in one's stocking feet , wearing stockings, but without shoes: Be careful of glass splinters if you walk through here in your stocking feet.
[ 1575-85; STOCK + -ING 1 ]
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012