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French heel

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noun

a high, curved heel, characterized by a heel breast curving into a shank, used on women's shoes.

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Origin of French heel

First recorded in 1655–65

OTHER WORDS FROM French heel

French-heeled, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for French heel

French heel

noun

a fairly high and narrow-waisted heel on women's shoes

Derived forms of French heel

French-heeled, adjective
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