heelball

noun
heel·​ball | \ ˈhēl-ˌbȯl How to pronounce heelball (audio) \

Definition of heelball

: a composition of wax and lampblack used by shoemakers for polishing and by antiquarians for making rubbings of inscriptions

First Known Use of heelball

1774, in the meaning defined above

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“Heelball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heelball. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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