Definition of spatterdash in English:

spatterdash

noun

usually spatterdashes
historical
  • A long gaiter or legging worn to keep stockings or trousers clean, especially when riding.

    • ‘Under hot, dry conditions the spatterdash should be wetted to ensure satisfactory hardening.’
    • ‘Canvas spatterdashes with full canvas feet and a leather sole were called ‘mud boots.’’
    • ‘Fabric spats, or spatterdashes, were worn over walking shoes around the turn of the 20th century.’
    • ‘Trousers and spatterdashes replaced breeches and gaiters for field service.’
    • ‘The spatterdashes date from 1748 when the Artillery wore them for the first time in any British Corps.’

Pronunciation

spatterdash

/ˈspatədaʃ/