Etymology
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puttee (n.)

"long strip of cloth wound round the lower leg as protection by soldiers, etc., 1875, patawa (1886 as puttie; modern spelling by 1900), from Hindi patti "band, bandage," from Sanskrit pattah "strip of cloth."

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Definitions of puttee

puttee (n.)
a strip of cloth wound around the leg to form legging; used by soldiers in World War I;
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