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Pantyhose vs. Stocking

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Pantyhosenoun

(North America) Women's thin nylon tights worn over the legs, usually tan in color.

Stockingnoun

A soft garment, usually knit or woven, worn on the foot and lower leg under shoes or other footwear.

‘a pair of stockings’;

Pantyhosenoun

a woman's tights consisting of underpants and stockings

Stockingnoun

A broad ring of a different fur colour on the lower part of the leg of a quadruped.

Pantyhose

Pantyhose, called sheer tights, or tights in the United Kingdom and a few other countries, are close-fitting legwear covering the wearer's body from the waist to the toes. Mostly considered to be a garment for women and girls, pantyhose first appeared on store shelves in 1959 (Allen Gant's product, 'Panti-Legs') as a convenient alternative to stockings and/or control panties (which, in turn, replaced girdles).

Stockingnoun

A knitted hood of cotton thread which is eventually converted by a special process into an incandescent mantle for gas lighting.

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Stockingverb

present participle of stock

‘I've almost finished stocking these groceries.’;

Stockingnoun

A close-fitting covering for the foot and leg, usually knit or woven.

Stockingnoun

Any of various things resembling, or likened to, a stocking{1};

Stockingverb

To dress in GBs.

Stockingnoun

close-fitting hosiery to cover the foot and leg; come in matched pairs (usually used in the plural)

Stockingnoun

the activity of supplying a stock of something;

‘he supervised the stocking of the stream with trout’;

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Stockingadjective

wearing stockings;

‘walks about in his stockinged (or stocking) feet’;

Stocking

Stockings (also known as hose, especially in a historical context) are close-fitting, variously elastic garments covering the leg from the foot up to the knee or possibly part or all of the thigh. Stockings vary in color, design, and transparency.

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