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
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Recent Examples of sandal from the Web
The royal paired her new summer haircut with a black-and-white polka dot dress from Dolce and Gabbana, strappy sandals, Oscar de la Renta pearl earrings, and a simple white Victoria Beckham handbag.
In open shoes, like sandals or flip-flops, use a toothbrush dipped in either baking soda or oxygen bleach that's been diluted with water to form a thick paste to scrub away grime.
The author is wearing Vineyard Vines shorts styled with a Caroline Constas top, Gucci sunglasses, Ray Beams bag, and Antik Batik sandals.
Sumptuous baggy pants in wool gabardine had a touch of masculine class with two pleats structuring the material, capped with stylish sandals in calf leather.
Starting from the center and moving outward, affix pearls to sandals using the craft glue.
Heavy boots and utilitarian sandals anchored the looks.
The video is followed by a live musical interlude by a singer wearing a sequined black minidress and knee-high gladiator sandals.
Dark socks with shoes and sandals were once, not so long ago, an embarrassment.
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Origin and Etymology of sandal
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon sandal
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
SANDAL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sandal for English Language Learners
: a shoe with a bottom part that is held in place with straps around the foot and sometimes the ankle
SANDAL Defined for Kids
Definition of sandal for Students
: a shoe consisting of a sole that is held in place by straps
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