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heelplate

[heel-pleyt] /ˈhilˌpleɪt/
noun
1.
a small metal plate attached to the heel of a shoe to protect it against excessive wear.
Origin of heelplate
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50; heel1 + plate1
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