- 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 weltsscar, bruise, stripe, contusion, streak, wale, ridge, mouse, weal, wound, injury, wheal
Examples from the Web for welts
Contemporary Examples of welts
They were first beaten with a tire iron, and then the guards rubbed chili powder on their welts.Will Her Unborn Child Save Her?
Barbie Latza Nadeau
May 21, 2009
Historical Examples of welts
Of course, every man-jack of us had lumps and welts and cuts, and there were some bones broken.Plain Mary Smith
Henry Wallace Phillips
As they laid on quickly the welts and bloody stripes appeared.Bakemono Yashiki (The Haunted House)
James S. De Benneville
Of our socks it could be said that the welts were good; the toes and heels had perished of overwork.With Our Army in Palestine
But the backs of his legs were so seamed with welts that he could not walk.Ted Strong in Montana
Edward C. Taylor
It left Blue Blazes ridged with welts, trembling, fright sickened.Horses Nine
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.