- a shoe or boot with an elongated pointed toe, fashionable in the 15th century.
- the toe on such a shoe.
Origin of poulaine
1520–30; < Middle French Poulaine Poland (in the phrase souliers à la Poulaine shoes of Polish style); compare Anglo-French poleine
Also called crakow.
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