Meaning of HOSE in English


Pronunciation: ' h ō z

Function: noun

Inflected Form: plural hose or hos · es

Etymology: Middle English, from Old English hosa stocking, husk; akin to Old High German hosa leg covering

Date: before 12th century

1 plural hose a (1) : a cloth leg covering that sometimes covers the foot (2) : STOCKING , SOCK b (1) : a close-fitting garment covering the legs and waist that is usually attached to a doublet by points (2) : short breeches reaching to the knee

2 : a flexible tube for conveying fluids (as from a faucet or hydrant)

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