A kind of gaiter of waterproof cloth wrapped around the leg, used by soldiers, etc.
Cloth strips wound spirally around the lower leg up to the knee. Very popular at the time of World War I. (Cassin; Linton)
a cloth strip wrapped around the leg from ankle to knee; a usually leather laced, strapped, or catched legging
a strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging; used by soldiers in World War I
Cloth strips wound around the bottom of the legs over the trousers.
A puttee, also spelled puttie, is the name, adapted from the Hindi patti, bandage (Skr. patta, strip of cloth), for a covering for the lower part of the leg from the ankle to the knee, consisting of a long narrow piece of cloth wound tightly and spirally round the leg, and serving both as a support and protection, worn especially by riders, and taking the place of the leather or cloth gaiter. It was once adopted as part of the uniform of foot and mounted soldiers in several armies, including the United States Army and the armies of the British Commonwealth.