a shoe consisting of a sole of leather or other material fastened to the foot by thongs or straps.
any of various low shoes or slippers.
a light, low, rubber overshoe covering only the front part of a woman's high-heeled shoe.
a band or strap that fastens a low shoe or slipper on the foot by passing over the instep or around the ankle.

verb (used with object), san·daled, san·dal·ing or (especially British) san·dalled, san·dal·ling.

to furnish with sandals.

Origin of sandal

1350–1400; < French sandale; replacing Middle English sandalie < Latin sandalium < Greek sandálion, equivalent to sándal(on) sandal + -ion diminutive suffix
Related formsun·san·daled, adjectiveun·san·dalled, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sandalled

Historical Examples of sandalled

  • His sandalled feet shuffled on the carpet, and he prepared to take snuff.

  • With his sandalled foot the friar caught the fool a surreptitious kick.


    Raphael Sabatini

  • Her sandalled foot, all rosy in the glow, felt the warmth of the embers.

    The Rescue

    Joseph Conrad

  • An old French priest with sandalled feet and a dirty face had arrived.

    The Grandissimes

    George Washington Cable

  • Occasionally these frocked and sandalled ruffians met with deserved retribution at the hands of those whose homes they desolated.

    The Vaudois of Piedmont

    John Napper Worsfold

British Dictionary definitions for sandalled



a light shoe consisting of a sole held on the foot by thongs, straps, etc
a strap passing over the instep or around the ankle to keep a low shoe on the foot
Derived Formssandalled, adjective

Word Origin for sandal

C14: from Latin sandalium, from Greek sandalion a small sandal, from sandalon sandal
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Word Origin and History for sandalled



type of shoe, late 14c., from Old French sandale, from Latin sandalium "a slipper, sandal," from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon "sandal," of unknown origin, perhaps from Persian. Related: Sandals.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper