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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. 2017.
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  • Their broad, abundant leaves and high tops also hold the snow well in winter.

    Apple Growing M. C. Burritt
  • The high tops of the pines seemed to cut the sky grotesquely.

    Tharon of Lost Valley Vingie E. Roe
  • Its ancient trees never die, unless the lightning strikes their high tops.

    An Eagle Flight Jos Rizal
  • 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.

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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