Shoefly Shoe"fly`, n. 1. (Railroading) A contrivance for throwing the track temporarily to one side for convenience in filling washouts or effecting other repairs. [Cant, U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Print.) In some cylinder presses, a device with long fingers for freeing the sheet from the cylinder.

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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