- a strap or lace used to fasten a shoe.
Origin of latchet
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Examples from the Web for latchet
It's easy holding down the latchet when nobody pulls the string.Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
He started from his reverie as she and the nurse approached, and lifted the latchet of the little wicket to lot them pass.
He put in his hand and opened the latchet, and with very little trouble got down into the room.Mopsa the Fairy
They held each in one hand a flaming sword, and in the other the latchet, which moved to and fro at their lightest touch.Dracula's Guest
As to his work, he was only baptizing with water, he was not worthy to loose the latchet of his Master's shoe.The Great Commission
C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
- archaic a shoe fastening, such as a thong or lace
C14: from Old French lachet, from las lace
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