Buskin

 BUS-kən

Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old French, 16th century

  1. (mainly historical) A calf-high or knee-high boot of cloth or leather.
  2. A thick-soled laced boot worn by an ancient Athenian tragic actor to gain height.

Examples of Buskin in a sentence

“Martha dressed in period costume down to her feet, on which she wore leather buskins.”

“Wearing buskins onstage is generally seen as a nod to classical Greek tragedy.”

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