Definitions for: Stocking


[n] the activity of supplying a stock of something; "he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout"
[n] close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)
[adj] wearing stockings; "walks about in his stockinged (or stocking) feet"



Webster (1913) Definition: Stock"ing, n.
Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking;
as:
(a) A broad ring of color, differing from the general color,
on the lower part of the leg of a quadruped; esp., a
white ring between the coronet and the hock or knee of a
dark-colored horse.
(b) A knitted hood of cotton thread which is eventually
converted by a special process into an incandescent
mantle for gas lighting.


Stock"ing, n. [From Stock, which was formerly used
of a covering for the legs and feet, combining breeches, or
upper stocks, and stockings, or nether stocks.]
A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit
or woven.

Blue stocking. See Bluestocking.

Stocking frame, a machine for knitting stockings or other
hosiery goods.


Stock"ing, v. t.
To dress in GBs. --Dryden.

Synonyms: stockinged, unshod, unshoed

See Also: boothose, Christmas stocking, hose, hosiery, instep, nylon stocking, nylons, pantyhose, provision, rayon stocking, rayons, silk stocking, supply, supplying, support hose, support stocking, toe

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