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French heel

  1. 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
Related formsFrench-heeled, adjective
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Examples from the Web for french heel

Historical Examples of french heel

  • May says she'll fix your hair, and you can wear her French-heel Oxfords again.

    Miss Mink's Soldier and Other Stories

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • The girl looked down at her red-silk dress and the natty buckles on her French-heel pumps, and the pout grew more pronounced.

    The Heritage of the Hills

    Arthur P. Hankins

British Dictionary definitions for french heel

French heel

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