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or hightop

denoting a sneaker that covers the ankle.
noun, Usually, high-tops
high-top sneakers.
Origin of high-top
First recorded in 1980-85 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The high tops of the pines seemed to cut the sky grotesquely.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • The moccasins should be made with high tops, reaching above the ankles, with buckskin strings to wrap around and secure them.

    Packing and Portaging Dillon Wallace
  • The pinspos at this season, and in such weather, form a favourite resort, for we saw more sign hereabouts than on the high tops.

    Unexplored Spain Abel Chapman
  • The mountains bowed their heads, and the trees vailed their high tops, beneath the immortal feet of Poseidon, the King.

    Stories from the Iliad H. L. Havell
  • He could tell many strange things of the beasts that lived in holes in rock or earth, or in the high tops of trees.

    Heidi Johanna Spyri
  • From the ground, far up into the high tops, a close, beautiful garment of ashy grey bark clothes the tree.

    Trees Every Child Should Know Julia Ellen Rogers
  • Only up among their leaves and high tops, the tree-frogs (Hyloidea) and cicadas kept up their continuous music.

    The Boy Hunters Captain Mayne Reid
  • Jam summa procul villarum culmina fumant—Now 15 the high tops of the far-off villas send forth their smoke.

  • Above the high tops of the pines the sky was still bright, but it was night in the cabin.

    The Huntress Hulbert Footner
  • Its ancient trees never die, unless the lightning strikes their high tops.

    An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal
British Dictionary definitions for high tops

high tops

plural noun
training shoes that reach above the ankles
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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