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jodhpurs
  1. Flared riding trousers of heavy cloth, fitting tightly from knee to ankle.

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thumb|240px|A [[horse show competitor in jodhpurs.]]
Jodhpurs are tight-fitting trousers that reach to the ankle, where they end in a snug cuff, and are worn primarily for horseback riding. The term can also refer to a type of short riding boot, also called a paddock boot or a jodhpur boot. Originally, jodhpurs (as worn in and around the city in India after which they are named) were tight-fitting only from the knee to the ankle and were flared above the knee; modern stretch-fabrics have allowed jodhpurs to be supportive and flexible.
Special adaptations for riding include a pattern cut with the leg seams on the outside of the leg; a patch on the inside of the knee, sometimes of a sticky material such as leather; and in some cases an additional harder-wearing "sticky" panel on the seat, also of leather or a synthetic with similar properties. Traditionally, classic jodhpurs are white or cream, but now come in a variety of colours.

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jodhpurs in German: Jodhpurs
jodhpurs in Dutch: Jodhpur (broek)
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