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
sandaledplay or less commonly
Recent Examples of sandal from the Web
With her creative consultant role for Puma and occasional collabs with acclaimed shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, Rihanna has brought swag to the sneakers', heels' and sandals' game.
An officer placed an evidence marker next to a black sandal on the road.
In the basement, the Marcianos found special cabinets containing fezzes, crowns, faux-chain-mail headdresses, fanciful Egyptian-style hats like the ones worn by Osiris, or Papa Smurf; a huge space devoted to strappy Biblical sandals.
Step aside Grecian sandals and Birkenstocks—the white boot is here to rule the summer.
Styled by THR power stylist Elizabeth Stewart, the actress and new mom paired her shimmery dress with a pair of rhinestone-adorned gold flat sandals from Aldo (available for $50 online).
Rack up the likes in a magenta two-piece set, a satin rose bomber, and baby-pink ankle-strap sandals.
While spending the day in Del Campo square with Barack in Siena, M'Obama sported distressed white jeans and a Teija one-shoulder striped cotton pink one-shoulder top, paired with simple white sandals, glam sunnies and a cross-body bag.
A thin naked man, who Eric tells me is a husband and father of two, also appears in another row, looking natty in a vintage dress and platform sandals with a matching handbag.
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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 century
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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