Pronunciation: (leg'ing), [key]
1. a covering for the leg, usually extending from the ankle to the knee but sometimes higher, worn by soldiers, riders, workers, etc. Cf. chaps, gaiter, puttee.
2. leggings, (used with a pl. v.)
a. close-fitting trousers, usually with shoulder straps and extending over the instep, worn outdoors in the winter by children, often with a matching coat or jacket.
b. the pants of a two-piece snowsuit. Also,leg•ginPronunciation: (leg'in). [key]
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.