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

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of safety shoe

1974, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about safety shoe

Statistics for safety shoe

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for safety shoe

The first known use of safety shoe was in 1974

See more words from the same year

Comments on safety shoe

What made you want to look up safety shoe? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


likely to have or produce good results

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Latin Quiz

  • roman forum
  • Which of the following months comes from a Latin word for “ten”?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!