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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Hebrew Free Loan of Metropolitan Detroit had its start in 1895 in the back room of a shoemaker’s store in Detroit, according to the nonprofit group’s website. Bill Laitner, Detroit Free Press, "Woman charged with making ethnic threats to black workers at Jewish loan office," 2 July 2019 In spite of that, the shoemaker still filed a suit to prevent the electric car company from registering the striped logo. Sangeeta Singh-kurtz, Quartzy, "Adidas has sued pretty much everyone who has used stripes," 21 June 2019 The long-empty Hoffman Building on Lovejoy Wharf became headquarters of shoemaker Converse. Tim Logan,, "Why have these buildings sat empty for years and even decades?," 17 June 2019 Come see the recreation of an early meeting house, village store, dressmaker shop, shoemaker shop and creamery., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 10 June 2019 An Italian shoemaker in Bulgaria has sent boxes of fifties-era shoes for aging, but one gleaming pair on the counter stands out. Jason Horowitz, Vogue, "Meet the Adorable Italian Stars in HBO’s Elena Ferrante Adaptation, My Brilliant Friend," 14 Aug. 2018 Initially, the ads both sparked calls for a boycott of Nike and boosted the shoemaker’s sales. Vipal Monga, WSJ, "Wealth Manager Pushes Pay Equity in Ad Starring WNBA’s Skylar Diggins-Smith," 30 Oct. 2018 Each artisan has his or her own work station replete with tools that have likely changed little since the bespoke shoemaker opened for business in 1894. Amy Verner, Vogue, "Vogue Got an Exclusive Tour of Chanel’s Ateliers While Tonight’s Métiers d’Art Collection Was Being Made," 5 Dec. 2018 Other shoemakers are also trying new production techniques. The Economist, "Shoemakers bring bespoke footwear to the high street," 22 May 2018

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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


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