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heelpiece

[ heel-pees ]
/ ˈhilˌpis /
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noun

Shoemaking.
  1. a piece of leather, wood, or other material serving as the heel of a shoe, boot, or the like.
  2. such a piece used in repairing a heel.
an endpiece of anything; a terminal part.

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Origin of heelpiece

First recorded in 1700–10; heel1 + piece
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British Dictionary definitions for heelpiece

heelpiece
/ (ˈhiːlˌpiːs) /

noun

the piece of a shoe, stocking, etc, designed to fit the heel
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