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hose

(hōz),
1. A section of tubing or pipe, generally more or less flexible, open at both ends; sometimes fitted with threading to allow fixtures to be affixed to other devices. 2. A type of stocking used in medical settings to provide support for musculature, nerves, or skin.
[O.E. hosa]

hose

(hōz)
Thin, form-fitting leg covering; in medicine, used in the treatment of circulatory problems, to promote venous return.
See also: TED hose
[O.E. hosa]