- a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip.
- a blow producing such a ridge or wale.
- 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.
- a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc.
- a seam in which one edge is cut close to the stitching line and covered by the other edge, which is stitched over it.
- to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip.
- to furnish or supply (a shoe or garment) with a welt or welts; sew a welt on to.
- to be marked with or develop welts.
Origin of welt
Related Words for weltedthrash, chastise, smack, flog, clobber, trim, cane, clout, blip, lick, tan, whip, belt, hide, sock, paddle, cuff, punish, punch, buffet
Examples from the Web for welted
Historical Examples of welted
Also they should be capped, welted, split or serrated, and waterproofed.Fishing with Floating Flies
Samuel G. Camp
Mr. Murphy then welted Lyons over the head with the judicial scales.Remarks
Besides, they welted both my brothers within an inch of their lives.'The Station; The Party Fight And Funeral; The Lough Derg Pilgrim
Let you walk on now with your worn feet, and your welted knees, and your fasting, holy ways a thin pitiful arm.The Well of the Saints
J. M. Synge
Some welted, or hemmed the gloves round at the edge of the wrist; these were called "welters."Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles
Mrs. Henry Wood
- a raised or strengthened seam or edge, sewn in or on a knitted garment
- another word for weal 1
- (in shoemaking) a strip of leather, etc, put in between the outer sole and the inner sole and upper
- to put a welt in (a garment, etc)
- to beat or flog soundly
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.
- A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.