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 And, to prolong the life of your dress shoes, don't underestimate the power of a shoe tree. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 18 Apr. 2023 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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Word History

First Known Use

1827, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of shoe tree was in 1827

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Cite this Entry

“Shoe tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Apr. 2024.

Kids Definition

shoe tree

: a foot-shaped device that can be put into a shoe to preserve its shape
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