noting a pace, as in walking contests, in which the heel of the front foot touches ground before the toes of the rear one leave it.
Origin of heel-and-toe
First recorded in 1810–20
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
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Historical Examples of heel-and-toe
The manner in which "heel-and-toe" was employed and varied, some abler historian may record.
But these methods have been rendered obsolete by the heel-and-toe technique of the playerpiano.
This produced the heel-and-toe action treadle, a familiar part of the sewing machine until its replacement by the electric motor.
British Dictionary definitions for heel-and-toe
of or denoting a style of walking in which the heel of the front foot touches the ground before the toes of the rear one leave it
(intr) (esp in motor racing) to use the heel and toe of the same foot to operate the brake and accelerator
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