shoetree

[ shoo-tree ]
/ ˈʃuˌtri /

noun

one of a pair of foot-shaped devices, usually of metal or wood, for placing in a shoe to maintain its shape when it is not being worn.

Nearby words

  1. shoestring,
  2. shoestring catch,
  3. shoestring potatoes,
  4. shoestring root rot,
  5. shoestring tackle,
  6. shofar,
  7. shog,
  8. shogi,
  9. shogun,
  10. shogun bond

Origin of shoetree

First recorded in 1820–30; shoe + tree

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British Dictionary definitions for shoetree

shoetree

/ (ˈʃuːˌtriː) /

noun

a wooden or metal form inserted into a shoe or boot to stretch it or preserve its shape
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