a waterproof overshoe, especially a high one.
(sometimes sing) a pair of waterproof overshoes
mid-14c., kind of footwear consisting of a wooden sole fastened onto the foot with leather thongs, perhaps from Old French galoche (singular), from Late Latin gallicula, diminutive of gallica (solea) “a Gallic (sandal)” [Klein]. Alternative etymology [Barnhart, Hatz.-Darm.] is from Vulgar Latin *galopia, from Greek kalopodion, diminutive of kalopous “shoemaker’s last,” from kalon “wood” + pous “foot” (see foot (n.)). The surname Galocher is attested from c.1300. Modern meaning “rubber covering of a boot or shoe” is from 1853.
[gawlz-wur-th ee, galz-] /ˈgɔlzˌwɜr ði, ˈgælz-/ noun 1. John, 1867–1933, English novelist and dramatist: Nobel Prize 1932. /ˈɡɔːlzˌwɜːðɪ/ noun 1. John. 1867–1933, English novelist and dramatist, noted for The Forsyte Saga (1906–28): Nobel prize for literature 1932
/ɡɔːlt/ noun 1. John. 1779–1839, Scottish novelist, noted for his ironic humour, esp in Annals of the Parish (1821), The Provost (1822), and The Entail (1823) gut-associated lymphoid tissue
[gawl-tn] /ˈgɔl tn/ noun 1. Sir Francis, 1822–1911, English scientist and writer. /ˈɡɔːltən/ noun 1. Sir Francis. 1822–1911, English explorer and scientist, a cousin of Charles Darwin, noted for his researches in heredity, meteorology, and statistics. He founded the study of eugenics and the theory of anticyclones