Ga*loche", Ga*loshe" (), [OE. galoche, galache, galage, shoe, F. galoche galoche, perh. altered fr. L. gallica a Gallic shoe, or fr. LL. calopedia wooden shoe, or shoe with a wooden sole, Gr. , dim. of , , a shoemaker's last; wood + foot.]


A clog or patten.


Nor were worthy [to] unbuckle his galoche. Chaucer.


Hence: An overshoe worn in wet weather.


A gaiter, or legging, covering the upper part of the shoe and part of the leg.


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