noun Chiefly British Dialect.
Definition for shoon (2 of 2)
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.
Origin of shoe
Related formsshoe·less, adjectivere·shoe, verb (used with object), re·shod, re·shoe·ing.un·der·shoe, nounun·shoed, adjective
Can be confusedshoe shoo
Examples from the Web for shoon
Noo I mak' shoon for a sergeant that has mony a dizzen o' thae things.'The Men of the Moss-Hags|S. R. Crockett
Barbour tells pitifully how the fugitives' clothes and shoon were riven and rent before they reached Aberdeen.King Robert the Bruce|A. F. Murison
So she did off hosen and shoon, and I led her by the hand, and it took her but up to mid-leg.The Water of the Wondrous Isles|William Morris
That's the only decent pair of breeks you've got, and the only shoon.While the Billy Boils|Henry Lawson
I hae nae trick o' letting my feet rin faster than my shoon.The Proverbs of Scotland|Alexander Hislop
British Dictionary definitions for shoon (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for shoon (2 of 2)
- 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 shoon
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