plural veldschoens
or veldschoen
: a heavy rawhide shoe made without nails and usually without insole

Word History


modification of Afrikaans velskoen, from vel skin (from Middle Dutch) + skoen shoe, from Middle Dutch schoe, schoen; akin to Old High German fel skin and to Old English scōh shoe (skin), shoe

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“Veldschoen.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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