hosiery definition

  • noun:
    • Socks and stockings; hose pipe.
    • Chiefly British Stockings, clothes, and underclothing.
    • undergarments used in the feet, including socks, stockings, and pantyhose
    • business of a hosier
    • the company of a hosier.
    • Stockings, generally speaking; goods knit or woven like hose pipe.
    • especially, hose of all kinds for the foot and leg; stockings and socks collectively; by extension, your whole class of goods in which a hosier discounts; the stock of a hosier.
    • A factory where stockings, undergarments, etc., are woven by machinery.
    • The business of a hosier
    • clothes and stockings and tights collectively (the British include underwear)

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