French heel



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

Compare Spanish heel.

Origin of French heel

First recorded in 1655–65

Related formsFrench-heeled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for french heel

French heel


a fairly high and narrow-waisted heel on women's shoes
Derived FormsFrench-heeled, adjective

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