Pronunciation: (gal"i-gas'kinz), [key]
—n. (used with a pl. v.)
1. loose hose or breeches worn in the 16th and 17th centuries.
2. loose breeches in general.
3. leggings or gaiters, usually of leather. Also,gallygaskins.
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