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Definition of welt:

  1. A hem, border, or fringe.
  2. A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends.
  3. 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.
  4. In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it.
  5. In machine- made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed.
  6. In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a shoe, between the upper leather and sole.
  7. In steam boilers and sheet- iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint.
  8. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it
  9. To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve.
  10. To wilt.


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