tennis shoe


a sports shoe with a rubber sole (usually pebbled) and a stitched canvas upper that laces over the instep.

Origin of tennis shoe

First recorded in 1890–95 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for tennis shoe

Historical Examples of tennis shoe

  • How well she could remember the tennis-shoe, with its ribbed rubber sole, in place of that highly-polished calf thing!

    Somehow Good

    William de Morgan

British Dictionary definitions for tennis shoe

tennis shoe


a rubber-soled canvas shoe tied with laces
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