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heel-and-toe

[ heel-uhn-toh ]
/ ˈhil ənˈtoʊ /
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adjective
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.
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Origin of heel-and-toe

First recorded in 1810–20

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heel-and-toe

adjective
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
verb
(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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