welt welt (w[e^]lt), n. [OE. welte, probably fr. W. gwald a hem, a welt, gwaldu to welt or to hem.] [1913 Webster] 1. That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as: (a) A small cord covered with cloth and sewed on a seam or border to strengthen it; an edge of cloth folded on itself, usually over a cord, and sewed down. (b) A hem, border, or fringe. [Obs.] (c) In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a shoe, between the upper leather and sole. (d) In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint. (e) In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it. (f) In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed. [1913 Webster]

2. (Her.) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends. [1913 Webster]

3. A raised ridge on the surface of the skin, produced by a blow, as from a stick or whip; a wale; a weal; as, to raise welts on the back with a whip.

Syn: wale; weal; wheal. [PJC]

4. A blow that produces a welt[3]. [PJC]

{Welt joint}, a joint, as of plates, made with a welt, instead of by overlapping the edges. See {Weld}, n., 1 (d) . [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Welt- — Welt …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

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  • Welt — [Basiswortschatz (Rating 1 1500)] Auch: • Erde Bsp.: • Er ging auf Weltreise. • Es ist wirklich das größte Kaufhaus der Welt. • Ich frage ihn, was um alles in der Welt er tue. • Ist er der Beste Fußballer der Welt? …   Deutsch Wörterbuch

  • welt — [welt] n. [ME welte, prob. akin to OE wealtan, to roll: for IE base see WALK] 1. a strip of leather stitched into the seam between the sole and upper of a shoe to strengthen the joining 2. a strip of material, often folded over a cord, placed at… …   English World dictionary

  • Welt — Welt, v. t. To wilt. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • welt — [welt] n [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Perhaps from an unrecorded Old English wealt, wAlt] a painful raised mark on someone s skin, for example where they have been hit …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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