Meaning of buskin

bus•kin

Pronunciation: (bus'kin), [key]
— n.
  1. a thick-soled, laced boot or half boot.
  2. Also calledthe high, thick-soled shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman tragedians.
  3. stockings decorated with gold thread worn by a bishop at a Pontifical Mass.
  4. tragic drama; tragedy. Cf. sock (def. 3).
  5. the art of acting, esp. tragic acting.
  6. a woman's low-cut shoe with elastic gores at the sides of the instep, popular in the early 20th century.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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