Definition of puttee in English:

puttee

noun

  • 1A long strip of cloth wound spirally around the leg from ankle to knee for protection and support.

    • ‘Michael Barber says that puttees were replaced by anklets in 1939.’
    • ‘Anand's protagonist, Bakha, wants to wear trousers, breeches, coat, puttees and boots.’
    • ‘The period saw the transition of British Army uniform from red wool serge coats to khaki cotton, and gaiters were replaced by puttees.’
    1. 1.1North American A leather legging.

Origin

Late 19th century: from Hindi paṭṭī band, bandage.

Pronunciation:

puttee

/ˌpəˈtē/