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Meaning of galligaskins

gal•li•gas•kins

Pronunciation: (gal"i-gas'kinz), [key]
— n. (used with a pl. v.)
  1. loose hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
  2. loose breeches in general.
  3. leggings or gaiters, usually of leather.
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