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 for Hose
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Hose \Hose\ (h[=o]z), n.; pl. Hose, formerly Hosen
     (h[=o]"z'n). [AS. hose; akin to D. hoos, G. hose breeches,
     OHG. hosa, Icel. hosa stocking, gather, Dan. hose stocking;
     cf. Russ. koshulia a fur jacket.]
     1. Close-fitting trousers or breeches, as formerly worn,
        reaching to the knee.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              These men were bound in their coats, their hosen,
              and their hats, and their other garments. --Dan.
                                                    iii. 21.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
              For his shrunk shank.                 --Shak.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a
        stocking or stockings.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. A flexible pipe, made of leather, India rubber, or other
        material, and used for conveying fluids, especially water,
        from a faucet, hydrant, or fire engine.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Hose carriage, Hose cart, or Hose truck, a wheeled
        vehicle fitted for conveying hose for extinguishing fires.
        
  
     Hose company, a company of men appointed to bring and
        manage hose in the extinguishing of fires. [U.S.]
  
     Hose coupling, coupling with interlocking parts for uniting
        hose, end to end.
  
     Hose wrench, a spanner for turning hose couplings, to unite
        or disconnect them.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  hose
      n 1: socks and stockings and tights collectively (the British
           include underwear) [syn: hosiery, hose]
      2: man's close-fitting garment of the 16th and 17th centuries
         covering the legs and reaching up to the waist; worn with a
         doublet
      3: a flexible pipe for conveying a liquid or gas [syn: hose,
         hosepipe]
      v 1: water with a hose; "hose the lawn" [syn: hose, hose
           down]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  71 Moby Thesaurus words for "hose":
     adjutage, asperge, bedew, bespatter, besprinkle, catheter, dabble,
     damp, dampen, dash, dew, douche, drainpipe, efflux tube, fire hose,
     flue pipe, funnel, garden hose, gas pipe, hose down, hosepipe,
     hosiery, humect, humectate, humidify, irrigate, moisten, nipple,
     organ pipe, paddle, pipe, pipeline, pipette, piping, reed,
     reed pipe, siamese, siamese connection, siphon, slobber, slop,
     slosh, snorkel, socks, soil pipe, sparge, spatter, splash,
     splatter, sponge, spray, sprinkle, standpipe, steam pipe, stem,
     stockings, straw, swash, syringe, tap, tube, tubing, tubulation,
     tubule, tubulet, tubulure, waste pipe, water, water pipe, wet,
     wet down
  
  

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  hose
  
  
      1. vt. [common] To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance.
      ?That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system.? See hosed.
  
      2. n. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure. Generally
      denotes data paths that represent performance bottlenecks.
  
      3. n. Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable. This is sometimes called
      bit hose or hosery (play on ?hosiery?) or ?etherhose?. See also washing
      machine.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  hose
  
     1. To make non-functional or greatly degraded in performance.
     "That big ray-tracing program really hoses the system."  See
     hosed.
  
     2. A narrow channel through which data flows under pressure.
     Generally denotes data paths that represent performance
     bottlenecks.
  
     3. Cabling, especially thick Ethernet cable.  This is
     sometimes called "bit hose" or "hosery" (a play on "hosiery")
     or "etherhose".  See also washing machine.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  Hose
     (Dan. 3:21), a tunic or undergarment.
     

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