welt

[welt]

noun

verb (used with object)

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.

verb (used without object)

to be marked with or develop welts.

Origin of welt

1375–1425; late Middle English welte, walt shoemaker's welt, Old English wælt (thigh) sinew
Related formsun·welt·ed, adjective
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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

    Hamlin Garland

  • 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.

  • 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.


British Dictionary definitions for welting

welt

noun

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

verb (tr)

to put a welt in (a garment, etc)
to beat or flog soundly

Word Origin for welt

C15: origin unknown
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Word Origin and History for welting

welt

n.

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

welting in Medicine

welt

[wĕlt]

n.

A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
wheal
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