ankle strap


Definition of ankle strap

: 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

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First Known Use of ankle strap

1837, in the meaning defined above

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“Ankle strap.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2020.

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