shoeing-horn

noun

Definition of shoeing-horn

1 : shoehorn
2 archaic : appetizer
3a : something that facilitates a transaction or passage the best shoeing-horn for drawing on a sound sleep— Sir Walter Scott
b archaic : someone that acts for another (such as a go-between or decoy)

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History and Etymology for shoeing-horn

Middle English schoynge horne

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“Shoeing-horn.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoeing-horn. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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