Heelpiece
Heelpiece Heel"piece`, n. 1. A piece of armor to protect the heels. --Chesterfield. [1913 Webster]

2. A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe. [1913 Webster]

3. The end. ``The heelpiece of his book.'' --Lloyd. [1913 Webster]


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  • heelpiece — [hēl′pēs΄] n. a piece forming, affixed to, or like the heel of a shoe, etc …   English World dictionary

  • heelpiece — noun Date: 1705 a piece designed for or forming the heel (as of a shoe) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heelpiece — /heel pees /, n. 1. Shoemaking. a. a piece of leather, wood, or other material serving as the heel of a shoe, boot, or the like. b. such a piece used in repairing a heel. 2. an endpiece of anything; a terminal part. [1700 10; HEEL1 + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • heelpiece — n. part of any footwear that fits around the heel of the foot; piece of leather or other material placed on a shoe heel or that forms the heel; end part of anything …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heelpiece — heel•piece [[t]ˈhilˌpis[/t]] n. 1) clo a piece of leather, wood, etc., serving as the heel of a shoe or boot 2) any end piece • Etymology: 1700–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • heelpiece — /ˈhilpis/ (say heelpees) noun 1. a piece serving as or fitted to a heel of a shoe or stocking. 2. a terminal part of anything …   Australian English dictionary

  • heelpiece — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a piece designed for, situated at, or forming the heel of something; specifically : a piece of leather or other material used in making or repairing the heel of a shoe * * * /heel pees /, n. 1. Shoemaking. a. a piece of leather …   Useful english dictionary

  • heel — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. rear; tilt, cant; slang, cad, scoundrel, bounder (inf.), rat (sl.), louse (sl.), SOB (sl.). See obliquity, evildoer. v. i. turn around, pivot, swivel. v. t. follow, pursue, go after; slang, shadow,… …   English dictionary for students

  • rear — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) I n. See rear. v. erect, construct, establish; raise, elevate; foster, nurture, bring up; breed. See domestication, teaching. II Back part Nouns 1. rear, back, posteriority; rear guard; background,… …   English dictionary for students

  • Sequel — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Sequel >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 sequel sequel suffix successor Sgm: N 1 tail tail queue train wake trail rear Sgm: N 1 retinue retinue suite …   English dictionary for students

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