shoe tree

noun

Definition of shoe tree

: a foot-shaped device for inserting in a shoe to preserve its shape

Examples of shoe tree in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Burj al Arab Jumeirah puts each pair of shoes in individual bags to keep them separate from other clothes, while the St. Regis New York uses shoe trees. Jessica Flint, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2018 The Burj al Arab Jumeirah puts each pair of shoes in individual bags to keep them separate from other clothes, while the St. Regis New York uses shoe trees. Jessica Flint, WSJ, 3 Dec. 2018 Help maintain the shoe’s shape, and soak up lingering sweat or rain, with cedar shoe trees. James Lynch, Popular Mechanics, 19 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of shoe tree

1827, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoe tree was in 1827

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“Shoe tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoe%20tree. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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