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Meaning of BUSKIN

Pronunciation:  'buskin

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a boot reaching halfway up to the knee

BUSKIN is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: chukka boot, combat boot, desert boot, half boot, top boot
 See Also: boot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Bus"kin\, n. [Prob. from OF. brossequin, or D. broosken.
See {Brodekin}.]
1. A strong, protecting covering for the foot, coming some
   distance up the leg.

         The hunted red deer's undressed hide Their hairy
         buskins well supplied.                --Sir W.

2. A similar covering for the foot and leg, made with very
   thick soles, to give an appearance of elevation to the
   stature; -- worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and
   Rome. Used as a symbol of tragedy, or the tragic drama, as
   distinguished from comedy.

         Great Fletcher never treads in buskins here, No
         greater Jonson dares in socks appear. --Dryden.