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Webster 1913 Edition


Shoe

Shoe

(shoō)
,
Noun.
;
pl.
Shoes
(shoōz)
,
formerly
Shoon
(shoōn)
,
now provincial
.
[OE.
sho
,
scho
, AS.
scōh
,
sceóh
; akin to OFries.
skō
, OS.
skōh
, D.
schoe
,
schoen
, G.
schuh
, OHG.
scuoh
, Icel.
skōr
, Dan. & Sw.
sko
, Goth.
skōhs
; of unknown origin.]
1.
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.
Your hose should be ungartered, . . . your
shoe
untied.
Shakespeare
Spare none but such as go in clouted
shoon
.
Shakespeare
2.
Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
Specifically:
(a)
A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury.
(b)
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.
(c)
A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
(d)
The part of an automobile or railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
(e)
(Arch.)
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.
(f)
(Milling.)
The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
(g)
An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
(h)
An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
(i)
An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
(j)
(Mach.)
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
.
Shoe is often used adjectively, or in composition; as, shoe buckle, or shoe-buckle; shoe latchet, or shoe-latchet; shoe leathet, or shoe-leather; shoe string, shoe-string, or shoestring.
Shoe of an anchor
.
(Naut.)
(a)
A small block of wood, convex on the back, with a hole to receive the point of the anchor fluke, – used to prevent the anchor from tearing the planks of the vessel when raised or lowered.
(b)
A broad, triangular piece of plank placed upon the fluke to give it a better hold in soft ground.
Shoe block
(Naut.)
,
a block with two sheaves, one above the other, and at right angles to each other.
Shoe bolt
,
a bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes on sleigh runners.
Shoe pac
,
a kind of moccasin. See
Pac
.
Shoe stone
,
a sharpening stone used by shoemakers and other workers in leather.

Shoe

,
Verb.
T.
[
imp. & p. p.
Shod
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Shoeing
.]
[AS.
sc[GREEK]ian
,
sce[GREEK]ian
. See
Shoe
,
Noun.
]
1.
To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on;
as, to
shoe
a horse, a sled, an anchor
.
2.
To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.
The sharp and small end of the billiard stick, which is
shod
with brass or silver.
Evelyn.

Webster 1828 Edition


Shoe

SHOE

,
Noun.
plu.
shoes.
1. A covering for the foot, usually of lether, composed of a thick species for the sole, and a thinner kind for the vamp and quarthers. Shoes for ladies often have some kind of cloth for the vamp and quarters.
2. A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of a horse to defend it from injury; also, a plate of iron for for an ox's hoof, one for each division of the hoof. Oxen are shod in New England, sometimes to defend the hoof from injury in stony places, more generally to enable them to wald on ice, in which case the shoes are armed with sharp points. This is called calking.
3. The plate of iron which is nailed to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle that slides on snow in the winter.
4. A piece of timber fastened with pins to the bottom of the runners of a sled, to prevent them from wearing.
5. Something in form of a shoe.
6. A cover for defense.

Definition 2021


shoe

shoe

English

1. Crocodile skin shoes

Noun

shoe (plural shoes or (archaic or regional) shoon)

  1. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do.
    Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
  2. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
    Throw the shoe from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
  3. (card games) A device for holding multiple decks of playing cards, allowing more games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
  4. Something resembling a shoe in form, position, or function, such as a brake shoe.
    Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
    1. 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.
    2. A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
    3. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
    4. (architecture) 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.
    5. A trough or spout for conveying grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
    6. An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
    7. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
    8. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
    9. (engineering) 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.
    10. Part of a current collector on electric trains which provides contact either with a live rail or an overhead wire (fitted to a pantograph in the latter case).
  5. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, especially for an automobile.

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shoe (third-person singular simple present shoes, present participle shoeing, simple past shod or shoed, past participle shodden or shod or shoed)

  1. To put shoes on one's feet.
    • men and women clothed and shod for the ascent Michel Potay, The Gospel Delivered in Arès, 26:6, 1995
  2. To put horseshoes on a horse.
  3. To equip an object with a protection against wear.
    The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.

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