spike heel


: a very high tapering heel used on women's shoes
spike heels plural : shoes with spike heels

Examples of spike heel in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web At night, wearing spike heels and a glittering silver minidress, Keldy would go out dancing. Jonathan Blitzer, The New Yorker, 28 Jan. 2024 But Kate Middleton, Princess of Wales, handles even the indignity of having one's spike heel sink into the soft mud with grace. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 4 Nov. 2022 At 65 years old, her wardrobe now consists of miniskirts, spike heels, over-the-knee lace-up boots, halter tops, etc. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2020 That's when the spike heel of my boot got caught on my parents' brick sidewalk. Ree Drummond, Country Living, 6 June 2017 Already a fashion inspiration, Meghan stood out in a bright yellow Brandon Maxwell sleeveless crepe sheath featuring a boat neck and midi length, paired with tan suede spike heels. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 5 July 2018 Both wore dark suede spike heels on the cobblestones outside the abbey. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 12 Mar. 2018 Trump, a former fashion model, was dressed for the event in a creamy-pink brocade shift dress with a pink coat casually draped over her shoulders and her trademark spike heels in coral pink suede. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, 20 Oct. 2017 Ready to open the doors of each car was a Playboy Bunny — each with bunny ears, bunny tail, spike heels, and cleavage. Stu Bykofsky, Philly.com, 28 Sep. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1926, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of spike heel was in 1926

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“Spike heel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spike%20heel. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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