noun a boot reaching halfway up to the knee
desert boot; half boot; combat boot; top boot.
Prob. from OF. brossequin
, or D. broosken
. See Brodekin
- 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. Scott.
- 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.
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