- a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip.
- a blow producing such a ridge or wale.
- a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling.
- a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe.
- a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc.
- a seam in which one edge is cut close to the stitching line and covered by the other edge, which is stitched over it.
- to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip.
- to furnish or supply (a shoe or garment) with a welt or welts; sew a welt on to.
- to be marked with or develop welts.
Origin of welt
Examples from the Web for welting
Welting a man on the head with a whip-stock ain't anything, hey?Wayside Courtships
Welting cord, a cord sewed into the welt or border of a garment.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
Only the song of the saw was heard, and the welting of the river.Mrs. Falchion, Complete
Behind the steer another black boy dodged in and out, welting and prodding it from time to time with a bamboo pole.An Outback Marriage
Andrew Barton Paterson
The net itself, must have a welting all around it, doubled so as to form a groove for the reception of the rods.How to Stuff Birds and Animals
Aaron A. Warford
- a raised or strengthened seam or edge, sewn in or on a knitted garment
- another word for weal 1
- (in shoemaking) a strip of leather, etc, put in between the outer sole and the inner sole and upper
- to put a welt in (a garment, etc)
- to beat or flog soundly
Word Origin and History for welting
early 15c., a shoemaker's term, perhaps related to Middle English welten "to overturn, roll over" (c.1300), from Old Norse velta "to roll" (related to welter (v.)). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" is first recorded 1800.
- A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.