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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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Examples from the Web for sandalled
Historical Examples
  • His sandalled feet shuffled on the carpet, and he prepared to take snuff.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • With his sandalled foot the friar caught the fool a surreptitious kick.

    Love-at-Arms Raphael Sabatini
  • Her sandalled foot, all rosy in the glow, felt the warmth of the embers.

    The Rescue Joseph Conrad
  • An old French priest with sandalled feet and a dirty face had arrived.

    The Grandissimes George Washington Cable
  • Occasionally these frocked and sandalled ruffians met with deserved retribution at the hands of those whose homes they desolated.

    The Vaudois of Piedmont John Napper Worsfold
  • The sandalled feet clattered over the wooden floor, and the iron-bound door creaked upon its hinges.

    The White Company Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Soon the camp was hushed in sleep, save for the crisp, low sound of a sandalled foot plodding up and down upon the sand.

    In the grip of the Mullah F. S. Brereton
  • Romanised in mien, he wants but the flowing toga and sandalled shoon to shine as a centurion.

    Original Penny Readings George Manville Fenn
  • But they were game, and in spite of their tight kimonos and sandalled feet they made a brave effort to follow.

    Lady of the Decoration Frances Little
  • There the sandalled feet had paused, while the incense caught a spark, and moving on, had walked straight to the door.

    It Happened in Egypt C. N. Williamson
British Dictionary definitions for sandalled


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 sandalled



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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