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[san-dl] /ˈsæn dl/
a shoe consisting of a sole of leather or other material fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
any of various low shoes or slippers.
a light, low, rubber overshoe covering only the front part of a woman's high-heeled shoe.
a band or strap that fastens a low shoe or slipper on the foot by passing over the instep or around the ankle.
verb (used with object), sandaled, sandaling or (especially British) sandalled, sandalling.
to furnish with sandals.
Origin of sandal1
1350-1400; < French sandale; replacing Middle English sandalie < Latin sandalium < Greek sandálion, equivalent to sándal(on) sandal + -ion diminutive suffix
Related forms
unsandaled, adjective
unsandalled, adjective Unabridged
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  • Clapping his sandaled foot upon the spear blade, he seized the Mambava by his plume of egrets.

    Sacrifice Stephen French Whitman
  • The stealthy tap-tapping of feet, sandaled feet, from every direction.

    The Argus Pheasant John Charles Beecham
  • Then, shuffling their sandaled feet, the six went out through a door at the side.

    Daughter of the Sun Jackson Gregory
  • His sandaled feet and ankles, bandaged as if for journeying, appeared beneath the covering.

    Complete Short Works Georg Ebers
  • Over his shoulder he carried a long staff, with the fashion of a little cross at one end; and he had sandaled feet like any monk.

    Robin Hood J. Walker McSpadden
  • We cross streets on stepping-stones which sandaled feet ages ago polished.

  • Just then a sandaled footstep sounded without, in the stone corridor, and a light tap fell upon Brother Emmanuel's door.

  • Her sandaled feet lightly disturbed the rubbish on the floor; dust rose.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
  • They were very similar in appearance, clad alike in long black robes beneath which their sandaled feet were just visible.

    The Hour of the Dragon Robert E. Howard
  • Girt in his garb of fur, belted and sandaled, well over six feet tall and broad of shoulder, the man was magnificent.

    Darkness and Dawn George Allan England
British Dictionary definitions for sandaled


a light shoe consisting of a sole held on the foot by thongs, straps, etc
a strap passing over the instep or around the ankle to keep a low shoe on the foot
Derived Forms
sandalled, adjective
Word Origin
C14: from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion a small sandal, from sandalon sandal
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Word Origin and History for sandaled



type of shoe, late 14c., from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium "a slipper, sandal," from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon "sandal," of unknown origin, perhaps from Persian. Related: Sandals.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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