A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
- A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle.
- A horseshoe.
- A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering, as:
- A strip of metal fitted onto the bottom of a sled runner.
- The base for the supports of the superstructure of a bridge.
- The ferrule on the end of a cane.
- The casing of a pneumatic tire.
- A device that retards or stops the motion of an object, as the part of a brake that presses against the wheel or drum.
- The sliding contact plate on an electric train or streetcar that conducts electricity from the third rail.
- A chute, as for conveying grain from a hopper.
- Games A case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
- Informal Position; status: You would understand my decision if you put yourself in my shoes.
- Informal Plight: I wouldn't want to be in her shoes.
- To furnish or fit with a shoe or shoes.
- To cover with a wooden or metal guard to protect against wear.
- the shoe is on the other foot Informal The circumstances have been reversed; an unequal relationship has been inverted.
- wait for the other shoe to drop Slang To defer action or decision until another matter is finished or resolved.