naumkeag

noun, often capitalized N
naum·​keag | \ ˈnȯmˌkeg \
variants: or naumkeag machine or naumkeag scourer
plural -s

Definition of naumkeag

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: a machine having a rubber buffing disk for smoothing the surface of shoe soles or heels before finishing

naumkeag

verb
\ " \
-ed/-ing/-s

Definition of naumkeag (Entry 2 of 2)

intransitive verb

: to buff a shoe bottom (as on a naumkeag machine) prior to the finishing process

transitive verb

: to buff (a shoe bottom) prior to finishing

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History and Etymology for naumkeag

Noun

probably from Naumkeag, old name for Salem, Massachusetts, shoe manufacturing city

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“Naumkeag.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/naumkeag. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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