Definition of welt:
- A hem, border, or fringe.
- A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends.
- A small cord covered with cloth and sewed on a seam or border to strengthen it; an edge of cloth folded on itself, usually over a cord, and sewed down.
- In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it.
- In machine- made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed.
- In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a shoe, between the upper leather and sole.
- In steam boilers and sheet- iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint.
- That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it
- To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve.
- To wilt.
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- "The Rangeland Avenger", Max Brand.
- "Caribbee", Thomas Hoover.
I wondered which of the men had saved my life by hitting that " gee a welt" I wondered if he had been killed or taken, or whether he had got aboard us afterwards, or whether one of the other luggers had saved him.- "Jim Davis", John Masefield.