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boot tree

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noun
  1. a device of wood, metal, or plastic, inserted in a boot or shoe when it is not being worn, to preserve the shape.
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Origin of boot tree

First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for boot tree

Historical Examples

  • If you have any difficulty harvesting the fruit of your boot-tree, use a boot-jack.

    The Foolish Almanak

    Anonymous

  • He beat the boot-tree full into the smiling face of Monna Lisa.

    Poppy

    Cynthia Stockley

  • So at last she had to take her father's boot-tree and break the jug with that in cold blood.


British Dictionary definitions for boot tree

boot tree

noun
  1. a shoetree for a boot, often having supports to stretch the leg of the boot
  2. a last for making boots
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