shoetree

/shooh"tree'/, n.
one of a pair of foot-shaped devices, usually of metal or wood, for placing in a shoe to maintain its shape when it is not being worn.
[1820-30; SHOE + TREE]

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Universalium. 2010.

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  • shoetree — UK [ˈʃuːˌtriː] / US [ˈʃuˌtrɪ] noun [countable] Word forms shoetree : singular shoetree plural shoetrees an object shaped like a foot that you put inside a shoe to make it keep its shape when you are not wearing it …   English dictionary

  • shoetree — noun A foot shaped device placed in a shoe to maintain its shape when not being worn …   Wiktionary

  • shoetree — shoe|tree [ ʃu,tri ] noun count an object shaped like a foot that you put inside a shoe to make it keep its shape when you are not wearing it …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • shoetree — n. foot shaped form of wood and metal that is placed in a shoe to help retain its shape when not being worn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shoetree — noun (C) an object shaped like a shoe that you put inside a shoe so that it keeps its shape …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • shoetree — shoe•tree [[t]ˈʃuˌtri[/t]] n. clo a foot shaped device placed inside a shoe to support it when it is not being worn • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • shoetree — /ˈʃuˌtri/ (say shooh.tree) noun a device, usually of metal or wood, placed in shoes when they are not being worn, to maintain the shape …   Australian English dictionary

  • tree — treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground. 2. any of various shrubs,… …   Universalium

  • clothing — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Wearing apparel Nouns 1. clothing, clothes, apparel, wear, dress, attire, array, raiment, garments, garb, costume, outfit, habiliment, habit, rig, ensemble, caparison, drapery, toilette, fig, wardrobe,… …   English dictionary for students

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