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