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Shoe meaning

shoe - 17 dictionary results

  1. 1. U- shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
  2. 2. furnish with shoes; " the children were well shoed"
  3. 3. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an automobile.
  4. 4. A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
  5. 5. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
  6. 6. A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury.
  7. 7. A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.
  8. 8. A trough- shaped or spout- shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building.
  9. 9. The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
  10. 10. An inclined trough in an ore- crushing mill.
  11. 11. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
  12. 12. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
  13. 13. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.
  14. 14. To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.
  15. 15. A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; - called also slipper, and gib.
  16. 16. A covering for the foot; iron rim fastened to an animal's hoof.
  17. 17. To furnish with shoes.

shoe - examples of usage

  1. If you saw him crossing a field, and went after him, you might walk close behind, placing your foot in the mark just left by his shoe, and he would never know it. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  2. She immediately drew off a walking shoe from her foot, and flung it in his face, saying, " coward! - "A Sketch of the Life of Brig. Gen. Francis Marion", William Dobein James.
  3. If you like to try and find a situation as clerk or secretary or shoe- black, and marry this girl on the proceeds, do so. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
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