- 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.
Origin of welt
OTHER WORDS FROM weltun·welt·ed, adjective
How to use welt in a sentence
He is covered with red welts across his chest where he had hit the steering wheel.
Each blow felt like a thousand bee stings, breaking my skin and leaving purple welts.Handcuffs, Ropes, and an Open Window: How I Escaped an Unthinkable Childhood|Genyfer Spark|January 29, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Jodie downplayed the red welts and scabs on his back, caused by flying shards of debris.
Back in 2006, Brian Heater was living in an apartment in Astoria, Queens, when he began noticing welts on his skin.
They were first beaten with a tire iron, and then the guards rubbed chili powder on their welts.
Richard danced till the morn was paling, despite two great welts on his forehead.God Wills It!|William Stearns Davis
When Geo blinked the tears out of his eyes, he saw two bright welts over Snake's shoulder.The Jewels of Aptor|Samuel R. Delany
The cords stood out like great ropes on their necks; the muscles on thighs and hips rose like huge welts.Seventy Years on the Frontier|Alexander Majors
He was very much disordered, and there were livid welts on his face.The Princess Elopes|Harold MacGrath
Cut out the bottom first; the welts may be cut from any narrow pieces.