a strap or lace used to fasten a shoe.
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How to use latchet in a sentence
Bondad sua, seor, I'll be sworn there is not one fit to tie the latchet of your shoe in the whole army.
But Ivan had possessed himself of the key, and even as the hand of the first was on the latchet bar the bolt was shot in his face.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
Who in all the sub-apostolic age was worthy even to untie the latchet of Peter, or John, or Paul?The Expositor's Bible: The Book of Joshua | William Garden Blaikie
A cobbler found fault with the shoe-latchet of one of Apelles' paintings, and the artist rectified the fault.Character Sketches of Romance, Fiction and the Drama, Vol 1 | The Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D.
She fumbled with the latchet of the gate, against which she had been leaning, and hurriedly tried to raise it.Haunted Places in England | Elliot O'Donnell
British Dictionary definitions for latchet
archaic a shoe fastening, such as a thong or lace
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