insole

noun in·sole \ ˈin-ˌsōl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of insole

1 :an inside sole of a shoe
2 :a loose thin strip placed inside a shoe for warmth or comfort

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First Known Use of insole

circa 1861


INSOLE Defined for English Language Learners

insole

noun

Definition of insole for English Language Learners

  • : the bottom of the inside of a shoe

  • : a thin piece of material that you put at the bottom of the inside of a shoe for comfort



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