noun, plural shoes, (especially British Dialect) shoon.
- a member supporting one end of a truss or girder in a bridge.
- a hard and sharp foot of a pile or caisson for piercing underlying soil.
- a cuplike metal piece for protecting the bottom of a leg.
- a fillet beneath an ornamental foot, as a pad or scroll foot.
verb (used with object), shod or shoed, shod or shoed or shod·den, shoe·ing.
Words nearby shoe
Idioms for shoe
Origin of shoe
OTHER WORDS FROM shoeshoe·less, adjectivere·shoe, verb (used with object), re·shod, re·shoe·ing.un·der·shoe, nounun·shoed, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH shoeshoe shoo
Examples from the Web for shoeing
In addition to that he has the lateral cartilage itself thrown largely out of action by shoeing.Diseases of the Horse's Foot|Harry Caulton Reeks
A person who hires a horse for longer than a day, has to keep the animal and pay for his shoeing.The Horsewoman|Alice M. Hayes
Every horse's foot has some peculiarity, either of size, shoeing, or manner of striking the earth.Peter Parley's Own Story|Samuel G. Goodrich
When you approach him for the first time, let it be without those implements you are to use in his shoeing.The Mule|Harvey Riley
I can use a hammer now, and in a few months shall be able to do ordinary jobs, as well as shoeing horses.Indian and Scout|F. S. Brereton
British Dictionary definitions for shoeing
- one of a matching pair of coverings shaped to fit the foot, esp one ending below the ankle, having an upper of leather, plastic, etc, on a sole and heel of heavier leather, rubber, or synthetic material
- (as modifier)shoe cleaner
verb shoes, shoeing or shod (tr)
Word Origin for shoe
Idioms and Phrases with shoeing
In addition to the idiom beginning with shoe
- shoe is on the other foot, the
- comfortable as an old shoe
- fill someone's shoes
- if the shoe fits
- in someone's shoes
- step into someone's shoes
- wait for the other shoe to drop