: marked by a stride in which the heel of one foot touches the ground before the toe of the other foot leaves it
heel-and-toe walking

Examples of heel-and-toe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The shift linkage is light and generally accurate (except for reverse), and the pedal placements have been improved, easing heel-and-toe effort. Larry Griffin, Car and Driver, 18 Apr. 2023 This transmission remains one of BMW's most potent treatments for driving boredom, and the M2's pedals are ideally spaced for the heel-and-toe dance. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, 2 Apr. 2023 The steering wheel and the shift lever are in the proper positions for serious driving—although the orientation of the brake and gas pedals could be improved for better heel-and-toe operation. Csaba Csere, Car and Driver, 21 Mar. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of heel-and-toe was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Heel-and-toe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heel-and-toe. Accessed 5 Mar. 2024.

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