Part of speech: noun
Origin: Old French, 16th century
- (mainly historical) A calf-high or knee-high boot of cloth or leather.
- 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.”