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Definition of shoe:

  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 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.
  3. 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.
  4. A plate or rim of iron nailed to the hoof of an animal to defend it from injury.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. An inclined trough in an ore- crushing mill.
  8. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
  9. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
  10. Anything resembling a shoe in form, position, or use.
  11. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an automobile.
  12. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
  13. The trough or spout for conveying the grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
  14. To furnish with a shoe or shoes; to put a shoe or shoes on; as, to shoe a horse, a sled, an anchor.
  15. To protect or ornament with something which serves the purpose of a shoe; to tip.

Synonyms:

jogging shoe, deck shoe, arctic, clog, withers, tennis shoe, Turkish slipper, bridle, wedgie, ballet slipper, patten, tennies, Birkenstock, brake shoe, flats, Crakow, slipper, pump, high tops, fetlock, running shoe, spike-heel shoe, wing-tip, high-heel shoe, cleats, clodhoppers, rubber shoe, mane, brogues, loafer, sneaker, leather shoe, fabric shoe, balmoral, sideslip, U-shaped plate, bareback, equestrian, heels, aerobic shoe, cross-training shoe, sandal, slip, desert boot, espadrille, gallop, blucher, chopine, moccasin, groom, canter, gym shoe, sabot, break in, hoof, skid, track shoe, horseshoe, cowboy boots, forelock, fruit boots, toe-shoe, Roman sandal, platform, galosh, crosstrainer, dismount, backless, boot.

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