Definition of footgear in US English:



  • ‘boots are the best footgear on rough terrain’
    another term for footwear
    • ‘Children who have been naughty awake to find their footgear filled with coal instead.’
    • ‘Later his feet grew hard to the trail, and the worn-out footgear was thrown away.’
    • ‘Unfortunately for Stanley, these are the footgear of baseball player Clyde Livingstone, who has donated them to a local orphanage.’
    • ‘His favourite footgear for mountain walking was gymshoes.’
    • ‘Proper footgear for the Confederate infantry was in shortest supply.’
    • ‘Symptoms may be severe enough to seriously affect a person's gait and choice of footgear or activities.’
    • ‘For the span of a half an hour, I had toiled at my footgear with the cotton of a wet sleeve on a tunic, as the others were cooking the meal.’
    • ‘His move into fine art was marked by an exhibition of drawings of imaginary footgear.’
    • ‘As program managers design and redesign our combat vehicles, clothing, and equipment, they must not forget the footgear.’
    • ‘This is footgear for expedition kayakers who need to scramble over rough country.’
    • ‘When a Grunt strips off his combat boots in base camp after 96 straight in 'em, he's gotta have comfortable footgear he can run and fight in if necessary.’
    • ‘We have to collect headgear, uniforms, footgear, and other items used by our soldiers today, before it is too late.’