latch·​et ˈla-chət How to pronounce latchet (audio)
: a narrow leather strap, thong, or lace that fastens a shoe or sandal on the foot

Word History


Middle English lachet, from Anglo-French *lachet, lacete noose, from lace, laz snare, lace — more at lace

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of latchet was in the 15th century

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Cite this Entry

“Latchet.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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