- 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 boot, boots, which do.
verb (shoes, shoeing, shod)
- Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
- A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
- Throw the from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
- Something resembling a shoe by function, like a brake shoe.
- Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.
- To equip an object with a protection against wear.
Etymology: From scoh / sceoh, compare with German schuh
- The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.
- To put horseshoes on a horse.
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