shoe tree

noun

Definition of shoe tree

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

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First Known Use of shoe tree

1827

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SHOE TREE Defined for English Language Learners

shoe tree

Definition of shoe tree for English Language Learners

  • : a device shaped like a foot that is placed inside a shoe when it is not being worn to keep it the right shape


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