Gal`li*gas"kins (?), n. pl. [Prob. corrupted fr. It. Grechesco Grecian, a name which seems to have been given in Venice, and to have been afterwards confused with Gascony, as if they came from Gascony.]
Loose hose or breeches; leather leg guards. The word is used loosely and often in a jocose sense.
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