Definition of shoe
- steps from assistant stage manager into the star's shoes
- —Steven Fuller
She bought a pair of shoes.
He took off his shoes and socks.
I wouldn't want to be in his shoes right now.
Anyone in her shoes would have done the same thing.
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
The blacksmith shod the horse.
The horse was taken to be shod.
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before 12th century
: an outer covering for your foot that usually has a stiff bottom part called a sole with a thicker part called a heel attached to it and an upper part that covers part or all of the top of your foot
shoes : another person's situation or position
: a flat U-shaped piece of iron that is nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof
: to put a horseshoe on (a horse)
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a blind with adjustable horizontal slats
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