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Buskin - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'Buskin' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Buskin [ n.]
- A strong, protecting covering for the foot, coming some distance up the leg.
- A similar covering for the foot and leg, made with very thick soles, to give an appearance of elevation to the stature; -- worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and Rome. Used as a symbol of tragedy, or the tragic drama, as distinguished from comedy.