ankle strap

noun

: a single or multiple strap attached to a shoe to hold it on the foot or having a purely ornamental function and passing either above the instep near the arch or around the ankle

Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ankle strap was in 1837

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“Ankle strap.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ankle%20strap. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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