- 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 weltingthrash, chastise, smack, flog, clobber, trim, cane, clout, blip, lick, tan, whip, belt, hide, sock, paddle, cuff, punish, punch, buffet
Examples from the Web for welting
Historical Examples of welting
Welting a man on the head with a whip-stock ain't anything, hey?Wayside Courtships
Welting cord, a cord sewed into the welt or border of a garment.A Treatise on Domestic Economy
Catherine Esther Beecher
Only the song of the saw was heard, and the welting of the river.Mrs. Falchion, Complete
Behind the steer another black boy dodged in and out, welting and prodding it from time to time with a bamboo pole.An Outback Marriage
Andrew Barton Paterson
The net itself, must have a welting all around it, doubled so as to form a groove for the reception of the rods.How to Stuff Birds and Animals
Aaron A. Warford
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.