- a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling.
- a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe.
verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of welt
Related Words for weltscar, bruise, stripe, contusion, streak, wale, ridge, mouse, weal, wound, injury, wheal
Examples from the Web for welt
Contemporary Examples of welt
I can already feel the welt rising up, the swelling closing my eye.Come On, ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Can Handle More Violence
November 29, 2013
Historical Examples of welt
"I'd probably hit him a welt and he'd go off bawlin' like a calf," he communed with himself.Si Klegg, Book 5 (of 6)
He might chance to strike where no words would efface the welt.That Boy Of Norcott's
Charles James Lever
Waldo was thinking of his father as he strode down the pass with that welt on his cheek.Peak and Prairie
Oncus -i: a welt: applied to welt-like ridges on caterpillars.Explanation of Terms Used in Entomology
John. B. Smith
Then if he monkeyed too much, why—I could welt him well after.Red Cap Tales
Samuel Rutherford Crockett
Word Origin for welt
early 15c., a shoemaker's term, perhaps related to Middle English welten "to overturn, roll over" (c.1300), from Old Norse velta "to roll" (related to welter (v.)). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" is first recorded 1800.