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poulaine

[ poo-leyn ]
/ puˈleɪn /
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noun
a shoe or boot with an elongated pointed toe, fashionable in the 15th century.
the toe on such a shoe.
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Also called crakow.

Origin of poulaine

1520–30; <Middle French Poulaine Poland (in the phrase souliers à la Poulaine shoes of Polish style); compare Anglo-French poleine
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How to use poulaine in a sentence

  • This form is called la poulaine, while the shorter kind are known as demi-poulaine.

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