san·​dal | \ ˈsan-dᵊl How to pronounce sandal (audio) \

Definition of sandal

1 : a shoe consisting of a sole strapped to the foot
2 : a low-cut shoe that fastens by an ankle strap
3 : a strap to hold on a slipper or low shoe
4 : a rubber overshoe cut very low

Other Words from sandal

sandaled or less commonly sandalled \ ˈsan-​dᵊld How to pronounce sandal (audio) \ adjective

Examples of sandal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Honey tastings, idyllic sunset picnics, cooking classes, pottery, and Greek sandal-making classes will certainly help guests create unforgettable memories (and acquire new skills) during their stay. Dobrina Zhekova, Travel + Leisure, 18 Apr. 2022 Lu’s resembled a flat sandal in homage to Jan Matzeliger, the creator of the lasting machine and one of 25 Black inventors who inspired the collection. Vogue Runway, Vogue, 19 July 2021 The chainlink hardware embedded into the straps puts this in the class above your average sandal. Elizabeth Djinis, SELF, 15 July 2022 Get your feet sandal ready with the poshpeel pedi patches. Anna Tingley, Variety, 14 July 2022 Her get-up consisted of a white shirt that buttoned diagonally and left artful cutouts across the body, a cream handbag, and the most slacker-chic beloved sandal of all, the Birkenstock. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, 13 July 2022 Hall was sitting in a barber's chair when Brady walked over and signed his name on his sandal. Natasha Dye,, 9 June 2022 The Chaco Z/Volv 2 is a solid hiking sandal across multiple metrics. Kevin Brouillard, Travel + Leisure, 31 May 2022 Cyrus finished off her NYC press tour with one last vintage dress: On the Late Night With Seth Meyers, Cyrus was in a vintage Alexander McQueen peach corset dress and Tom Ford sandal heels. Alyssa Bailey, ELLE, 15 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of sandal

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for sandal

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon sandal

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san·​dal | \ ˈsan-dəl How to pronounce sandal (audio) \

Kids Definition of sandal

: a shoe consisting of a sole that is held in place by straps

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