safety shoe


Definition of safety shoe

1 : a shoe with a reinforced toe cap to minimize foot injuries caused by dropped articles
2 : a shoe with a sole of material incapable of sparking for work near combustibles or explosives

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First Known Use of safety shoe

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Safety shoe.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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