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heeltap

[ heel-tap ]
/ ˈhilˌtæp /
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noun

a layer of leather, metal, or the like in a shoe heel; a lift.
a small portion of liquor remaining in a glass after drinking or in a bottle after decanting.
dregs, sediment, or residue.

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Origin of heeltap

First recorded in 1680–90; heel1 + tap1, tap2
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British Dictionary definitions for heeltap

heeltap
/ (ˈhiːlˌtæp) /

noun

Also called: lift a layer of leather, etc, in the heel of a shoe
a small amount of alcoholic drink left at the bottom of a glass after drinking
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