shank·​piece ˈshaŋk-ˌpēs How to pronounce shankpiece (audio)
: a support for the arch of the foot inserted in the shank of a shoe

Word History

First Known Use

1885, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shankpiece was in 1885

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Cite this Entry

“Shankpiece.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Mar. 2024.

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