[ 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.
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Does Bimonthly Mean Twice A Month Or Every Two Months?The prefix bi- usually means ‘every two’, so bimonthly means ‘every two months’.Semi- means ‘half’ or ‘halfway’, so semimonthly means ‘every two weeks’. However, bimonthly can also mean ‘twice a month’ – but it is rarely used that way. It is best to remember that bi- is “every two” and semi- is “halfway.”
Origin of half-sole
First recorded in 1785–95
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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Examples 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
a sole from the shank of a shoe to the toe
(tr) to replace the half-sole of (a shoe)
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