Definition of winklepicker

  1. :  a shoe with a sharp-pointed toe

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Origin and Etymology of winklepicker

1winkle + picker; from the notion that the point is sharp enough to be used for picking winkles out of their shells

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a rounded knoll or a ridge of ice

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