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
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Examples from the Web for french heel
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
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
a fairly high and narrow-waisted heel on women's shoes
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