- 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)
- welsh terrier,
- welsh vault,
- welshman's button,
Origin of welt
Examples from the Web for welt
I can already feel the welt rising up, the swelling closing my eye.Come On, ‘Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ Can Handle More Violence|Sujay Kumar|November 29, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Her voice was full of self-reproach, and before he could stop her she lifted his hand and kissed the welt.A Texas Ranger|William MacLeod Raine
Then if he monkeyed too much, why—I could welt him well after.Red Cap Tales|Samuel Rutherford Crockett
In the following year of 1871, Goodyear invented his welt shoe-sewing machine and Maddox made his epochal discovery.Invention|Bradley A. Fiske
If he only sews a welt, or planes a knot, he helps build up the solid pyramid of this world's welfare.Humanity in the City|E. H. Chapin
He had seen the runabout skid across the road, take a welt at the rock wall and then leap onward like a bullet from a gun.Motor Matt's Red Flyer, or, On the High Gear|Stanley R. Matthews
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.