heeler

noun
heel·​er | \ ˈhē-lər How to pronounce heeler (audio) \

Definition of heeler

1a : one that heels
2a : a henchman of a local political boss
b : a worker for a local party organization especially : ward heeler

Examples of heeler in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Laura Waldron, 54, was last seen Wednesday morning near 100 South and 300 East with her black lab and red heeler. Scott D. Pierce, The Salt Lake Tribune, 6 May 2021 Oswald said the family then wrote a Facebook post that included a picture of the 2-year-old border collie and red heeler mix, and more than 3,000 people shared the post. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 11 June 2021 Oswald said the family then wrote a Facebook post that included a picture of the 2-year-old border collie and red heeler mix and more than 3,000 people shared the post. orlandosentinel.com, 11 June 2021 Stella, a three-year-old Catahoula Blue heeler mix in Chicago, is more articulate. Washington Post, 4 May 2021 In charges filed Tuesday, Salt Lake District Attorney Sim Gill charged the man with three felony counts — all related to what happened to Dixie, a red tick heeler who was stolen, set on fire and left on a roadside on March 1. Sara Tabin, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 Dixie, a red tick heeler, suffered second- and third-degree burns to most of her body last week and was in critical condition. Rebekah Wahlberg, The Salt Lake Tribune, 9 Mar. 2021 Animal: Brooklyn, 20-month-old hound-Australian cattle dog and heeler blend. Linda Mcintosh, San Diego Union-Tribune, 1 Mar. 2021 After the steer is turned, the second roper, the heeler, ropes the steer by its back feet. Tess Demeyer, Dallas News, 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of heeler

1647, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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“Heeler.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heeler. Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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