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latchet

[ lach-it ]
/ ˈlætʃ ɪt /
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noun Archaic.

a strap or lace used to fasten a shoe.

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Origin of latchet

1300–50; Middle English lachet<Middle French, dialectal variant of lacet.See lace, -et
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British Dictionary definitions for latchet

latchet
/ (ˈlætʃɪt) /

noun

archaic a shoe fastening, such as a thong or lace

Word Origin for latchet

C14: from Old French lachet, from las lace
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