Definition of Overshoe

1. Noun. Footwear that protects your shoes from water or snow or cold.

Specialized synonyms: Arctic, Galosh, Golosh, Gumshoe, Rubber
Generic synonyms: Footgear, Footwear



Definition of Overshoe

1. n. A shoe that is worn over another for protection from wet or for extra warmth; esp., an India-rubber shoe; a galoche.

Definition of Overshoe

1. Noun. a waterproof shoe worn over an ordinary shoe during wet weather ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Overshoe

1. a protective outer shoe [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Overshoe

overshaking
overshape
overshare
overshared
overshares
oversharing
oversharp
oversheet
oversheets
overshielding
overshine
overshines
overshining
overshirt
overshirts
overshoe (current term)
overshoes
overshone
overshook
overshoot
overshooting
overshoots
overshop
overshopped
overshopping
overshops
overshorten
overshortened
overshortening
overshortens

Literary usage of Overshoe

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Recollections of Sixty Years in the Shoe Trade by Joel C. Page, A. W. Gage, Arthur L. Evans (1916)
"VI A matter of interest at that time, in which I had a part, was a change in the arctic overshoe style of the period. Thomas C. Wales was agent for a rubber ..."

2. Pleasantries about Courts and Lawyers of the State of New York by Charles Edwards (1867)
"... foot into an India-rubber overshoe and, giving his leg a violent jerk, forced the overshoe across the room when it hit a stout man plump in the stomach. ..."

3. Pneumatic Tires, Automobile, Truck, Airplane, Motorcycle, Bicycle: An by Henry Clemens Pearson (1922)
"The tread portion is made of durable rubber and the overshoe is not vulcanized ... The casing, protected by the overshoe, does not come in contact with the ..."

4. How to Manage a Retail Shoe Store: A Series of Essays by Boot and shoe recorder, Boston (1888)
"4 overshoe ; you try them but can't get them on, and 4*4 with the same result; but No. 5 goes on but it is too wide or too narrow. ..."

5. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"An overshoe, haying a cloth upper and rubber vulcanized sole, usually with ... A high, thick cloth and rubber overshoe fastened with one or more buckles. ..."

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