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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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  • Pop looked curiously at the knots of lingering First Latins, and raised his high-top hat in response to their salutations.

  • I asked, putting on high-top boots and yanking my kit from under the bed which I thought was used for the last time.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
  • Presently Nels drove round to the front of the hotel with the gray horse and a high-top buggy.

    The Eye of Dread Payne Erskine
  • He wore heavy, high-top boots and buff gauntlets, and his soft black felt hat was slouched down over his eyes.

    The Battle of Gettysburg Frank Aretas Haskell
  • Breeches and high-top boots are in order, the latter serving the additional purpose of protection against snake bite.

    North Dakota Various
  • A pair of small, high-top riding boots of soft, pliable leather, was lying beside the bunk near some pitiably thin stockings.

    The Trail Horde

    Charles Alden Seltzer
  • Florence wore corduroy breeches and high-top boots, and the advantage of this masculine garb was at once in evidence.

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