\ ˈtōd How to pronounce toed (audio) \

Definition of toed

1 : having a toe or toes especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination five-toedround-toed shoes
2 [ from past participle of 2toe ] : driven obliquely a toed nail also : secured by diagonal or oblique nailing

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For many, open-toed footwear means double the real estate for your favorite nail polishes, and come spring, there are plenty of options. Glamour, "The 10 Best Pedicure Shades for Spring, According to Pros," 14 Mar. 2019 The erasure of trainers, dad-like or otherwise, in favor of square-toed black leather shoes and new high boots for men. Nicole Phelps, Vogue, "The Top 10 Collections of the Fall 2019 Season," 8 Mar. 2019 There was even talk during his days as a twinkle-toed prospect of calling him up to Spain’s Under-21 team. Joshua Robinson, WSJ, "Russian Soccer’s Foreign Agent," 24 June 2018 Sandals for men have always gotten a bad rap, but with a new focus on men’s footwear, brands and designers have upped their game, which means that dudes finally rock the open-toed footwear without shame. Tyler Watamanuk, GQ, "This Summer, Invest In...Sandals," 4 June 2018 Though their three-toed footprints are not fossils, they're treated as such under Utah code. Fox News, "Dinosaur tracks at Utah park dislodged, thrown into lake," 7 May 2018 And the Gridiron Dinner, where journos put on musical skits for the ruling class like so many medieval jesters, all but prancing in motley and curly-toed boots, makes me ill. John Kass,, "George R.R. Martin isn't working on 'Game of Thrones?' April's Moutza is no 'Hand of the King'," 1 May 2018 Hadid also forwent open-toed shoes in favor of chunky sneakers trimmed in a glossy trim that tied in nicely with her hands-free bag. Maria Ward, Vogue, "How Bella Hadid Reworks a Chanel Swimsuit for the City," 23 Apr. 2018 The temperature might not be at prime open-toed shoe season just yet, but brands have begun to stock their latest and greatest options to be worn with sundresses, pastel denim, and whatever other garment makes up your spring uniform. Ana Colon, Glamour, "It's Time: The Best Spring 2018 Sandals to Shop Now," 3 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of toed

circa 1611, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for toed

toe entry 1

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Medical Definition of toed

: having a toe or toes especially of a specified kind or number usually used in combination five-toed

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to move with exaggerated bouncy motions

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