Meaning of STOCKING in English

STOCKING

— 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 ]

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