Meaning of HOSE in English

HOSE

n. & v.

n. 1 (also hose-pipe) a flexible tube conveying water for watering plants etc., putting out fires, etc. 2 a (collect.; as pl.) stockings and socks (esp. in trade use). b hist. breeches (doublet and hose).

v.tr. 1 (often foll. by down) water or spray or drench with a hose. 2 provide with hose. half-hose socks.

[ OE f. Gmc ]

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