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tennis shoe

a sports shoe with a rubber sole (usually pebbled) and a stitched canvas upper that laces over the instep.
Origin of tennis shoe
First recorded in 1890-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • He lifted it—it was Beatrice's tennis shoe, washed from her foot—Geoffrey knew it, for once he had tied it.

    Beatrice H. Rider Haggard
  • Mollie, said Bab, tying her tennis shoe, I do notice how rude Gladys is.

  • As Tom heaved the shot again, the toe of his tennis shoe caught on the board, and part of the sole was ripped off.

    For the Honor of Randall Lester Chadwick
  • But a savage could get a tennis shoe from a drowned or eaten sailor, couldn't he?

  • Jack kicked at the dock post with the toe of his tennis shoe.

    Guilt of the Brass Thieves Mildred A. Wirt
  • Sitting down on the stone step by the door, she scuffed the toe of her tennis shoe back and forth in the gravel.

    Voice from the Cave Mildred A. Wirt
  • No, I won't put on my slippers till the last thing, my heel's sore, my tennis shoe rubbed the skin off.

    Prudence Says So Ethel Hueston
  • First, you see the print on the white painted window sill of what can only be the rubber sole of a tennis shoe.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
  • A top-boot and a tennis shoe make a highly effective combination.

  • I could discern clearly, though faintly, a few of the imprints undeniably made by a sole of a tennis shoe.

    The Deep Lake Mystery Carolyn Wells
British Dictionary definitions for tennis shoe

tennis shoe

a rubber-soled canvas shoe tied with laces
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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