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lace-up

[leys-uhp]
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noun
  1. anything that laces up, especially a boot with shoelaces that lace up from the vamp to the top of the boot.
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adjective
  1. having a lace that is laced up as a closure: a lace-up blouse.
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Origin of lace-up

First recorded in 1830–40; noun and adj. use of verb phrase lace up
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British Dictionary definitions for lace up

lace up

verb
  1. (tr, adverb) to tighten or fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces
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adjective lace-up
  1. (of footwear) to be fastened with laces
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noun lace-up
  1. a lace-up shoe or boot
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Word Origin and History for lace up

lace-up

adj.

1831, originally of boots, from lace (v.) + up.

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