latchet

noun
latch·​et | \ ˈla-chət How to pronounce latchet (audio) \

Definition of latchet

: a narrow leather strap, thong, or lace that fastens a shoe or sandal on the foot

First Known Use of latchet

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for latchet

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

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“Latchet.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/latchet. Accessed 6 Mar. 2021.

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