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.
These men were bound in their coats, their hosen,
and their hats, and their other garments. --Dan.
His youthful hose, well saved, a world too wide
For his shrunk shank. --Shak.
2. Covering for the feet and lower part of the legs; a
stocking or stockings.
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.
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.