shoe·​mak·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce shoemaker (audio) \

Definition of shoemaker

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: a person whose occupation is making or repairing shoes


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Shoe·​mak·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce Shoemaker (audio) \

Definition of Shoemaker (Entry 2 of 2)

Eugene Merle 1928–1997 American planetary geologist

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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun In many ways, George Cleverley is the archetypal English shoemaker. Kareem Rashed, Robb Report, "How British Bespoke Shoemaker George Cleverley Thrived During a Year of Flip-Flops and Sneakers," 29 Mar. 2021 Terezinha Backes, a 63-year-old retired shoemaker living in a municipality on the outskirts of Porto Alegre, had been exceedingly careful over the past year, venturing out only when necessary, said her nephew, Henrique Machado. New York Times, "A Collapse Foretold: How Brazil’s Covid-19 Outbreak Overwhelmed Hospitals," 27 Mar. 2021 This idea isn't new—the first pair of ballet flats for everyday wear was created by designer Claire McCardell and Metropolitan Opera House shoemaker, Salvatore Capezio, in 1941. Courtney Sofiah Yates, Marie Claire, "Just Dance: Ballet-Inspired Accessories Take Center Stage," 11 Mar. 2021 Daoudi worked with Veneto shoemaker Ballin, which produces footwear for Bottega Veneta, Chanel and Hermes, to create his collection of high heel sandals and boots. Colleen Barry, Star Tribune, "5 Africa-born designers open digital Milan Fashion Week," 24 Feb. 2021 The French shoemaker, known for its sleek, sculptural designs influenced by racing cars and aeronautics, has been carried by the shop since day one. Eric Twardzik, Robb Report, "You Can Now Customize Cult Favorite Corthay’s Shoes Right From Your Laptop," 25 Feb. 2021 For his fifth collaboration with comfy shoemaker Crocs, Post Malone offered up the black-and-pink-themed Duet Max Clog II on Tuesday (Dec. 8). Gil Kaufman, Billboard, "Post Malone Goes With Blackpink Color Scheme for Fifth Crocs Collaboration," 8 Dec. 2020 Straka, then 22 and a shoemaker’s son, was one of 64 Minnesota National Guard troops from Brainerd belonging to Company A of the U.S. Army’s 194th Tank Battalion. Curt Brown, Star Tribune, "From Brainerd to Bataan: At 101, veteran recalls the horrors," 7 Nov. 2020 Our top choice, the Birkenstock Granada Soft Footbed Sandals, remain a customer favorite for their fun spin on the famous shoemaker's classic style. Sian Babish,, "The best Birkenstock sandal for women," 8 Oct. 2020

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14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of shoemaker

: someone who makes or repairs shoes


shoe·​mak·​er | \ ˈshü-ˌmā-kər How to pronounce shoemaker (audio) \

Kids Definition of shoemaker

: a person who makes or repairs shoes

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