Related formsun·shod, adjectivewell-shod, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for well-shod

Historical Examples of well-shod

  • And Susan tapped the pavement with a well-shod boot and showed her white teeth.

    The Strollers

    Frederic S. Isham

  • The people at the wayside stations are all well-dressed and well-shod.

    Ireland as It Is

    Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)

  • Our troops, well-shod and well-fed, moved with alacrity and heartiness.

  • Miss Pierce stamped a well-shod foot in memory of her manifold wrongs.

    The Clarion

    Samuel Hopkins Adams

  • But finding soon another roadBeneath his well-shod feet, The snorting boast began to trot,Which gall'd him in his seat.

British Dictionary definitions for well-shod


  1. the past participle of shoe
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Word Origin and History for well-shod



"wearing shoes," late 14c., from Middle English past participle of shoe (v.), surviving chiefly in compounds, e.g. roughshod, slipshod, etc.

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