[ haf-sohl, hahf- ]
/ ˈhæfˌsoʊl, ˈhɑf- /

verb (used with object), half-soled, half-sol·ing.

to repair or renew (a shoe) by putting on a new half sole.

Origin of half-sole

First recorded in 1785–95

Definition for half-sole (2 of 2)

half sole


that part of the sole of a boot or shoe that extends from the shank to the end of the toe.

Origin of half sole

First recorded in 1860–65
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British Dictionary definitions for half-sole



a sole from the shank of a shoe to the toe


(tr) to replace the half-sole of (a shoe)
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