Definition of 'stocking'
Example sentences containing 'stocking'
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This is a great one to squirrel away as an early stocking filler. The Sun (2010)They definitely make a perfect stocking filler. The Sun (2009)Plus their range of gifts make for perfect stocking fillers. The Sun (2012)All we need now is some live gigs as a little stocking filler. The Sun (2013)Finally, pass the oil through a piece of fine gauze or nylon stocking. The Natural Beauty Book - cruelty-free cosmetics to make at home (1991)You'll need a big stocking for this one. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Tip for blokes: great stocking filler. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The perfect stocking filler, if the stocking can hold its considerable weight. Times, Sunday Times (2007)It's also a great stocking filler. Times, Sunday Times (2015)What an awesome stocking filler. The Sun (2015)But at almost 500 each, not many of us will find one in our stocking. The Sun (2009)Need some last-minute stocking fillers? The Sun (2012)She was wearing a dressing gown, her arms were tied behind her back with a scarf and there was a nylon stocking around her right ankle. The Sun (2015)LOOKING for a last-minute stocking filler but can't face the crowded shops? The Sun (2011)
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Translations for 'stocking'
British English: stocking /ˈstɒkɪŋ/ NOUN
Stockings are items of women's clothing which fit closely over their feet and legs. Stockings are usually made of nylon or silk and are held in place by suspenders.
...a pair of silk stockings.
- American English: stocking
- Arabic: جَوْرَب
- Brazilian Portuguese: meia comprida
- Chinese: 长袜
- Croatian: čarapa
- Czech: punčocha
- Danish: strømpe
- Dutch: kous
- European Spanish: media
- Finnish: sukka pitkä
- French: bas collant
- German: Strumpf
- Greek: μακριά κάλτσα
- Italian: calza
- Japanese: ストッキング
- Korean: 스타킹
- Norwegian: strømpe
- Polish: pończocha
- European Portuguese: meias altas
- Romanian: dres
- Russian: чулок
- Spanish: media calcetín
- Swedish: strumpa
- Thai: ถุงน่อง
- Turkish: naylon çorap
- Ukrainian: панчоха
- Vietnamese: bít tất dài
Definition of stocking from the Collins English Dictionary
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