knee sock

knee sock
/ˈni sɒk/ (say 'nee sok)

1. a sock that reaches to just below the knee, as worn by either men or women.
2. Also, trouser sock, knee stocking, trouser stocking. a woman's stocking that reaches to high up on the calf or just below the knee, especially as designed to be worn with long pants.
Also, knee-high.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • sock — I n. 1) to knit socks 2) to darn, mend a sock 3) athletic; knee; stretch; tube socks 4) a pair of socks II v. (colloq.) to sock it to smb. ( to speak to smb., act towards smb. in a very forceful manner ) * * * [sɒk] knee stretch …   Combinatory dictionary

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  • knee-high — 1. adjective Something that reaches to the height of ones knees. The corn is knee high. 2. noun A sock or stocking that reaches to the knees. Syn: pop sock …   Wiktionary

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