that part of the sole of a boot or shoe that extends from the shank to the end of the toe.
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Origin of half sole
First recorded in 1860–65
Words nearby half sole
Definition for half sole (2 of 2)
[ 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
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Example sentences from the Web for half sole
"You can trim your toenails with it and half-sole your boots," he said.The Duke Of Chimney Butte|G. W. Ogden
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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