Heeltap
Heeltap Heel"tap`, n. 1. One of the segments of leather in the heel of a shoe. [1913 Webster]

2. A small portion of liquor left in a glass after drinking. ``Bumpers around and no heeltaps.'' --Sheridan. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Heeltap — Heel tap , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Heeltapped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Heeltapping}.] To add a piece of leather to the heel of (a shoe, boot, etc.) [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • heeltap — [hēl′tap΄] n. 1. a lift in the heel of a shoe 2. a bit of liquor left in a glass …   English World dictionary

  • heeltap — /ˈhiltæp/ (say heeltap) noun 1. a layer of leather or the like in a shoe heel; a lift. 2. a small quantity of a drink left in a glass after drinking. 3. dregs; residue …   Australian English dictionary

  • heeltap — noun Date: 1780 a small quantity of alcoholic beverage remaining (as in a glass after drinking) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • heeltap — /heel tap /, n. 1. a layer of leather, metal, or the like in a shoe heel; a lift. 2. a small portion of liquor remaining in a glass after drinking or in a bottle after decanting. 3. dregs, sediment, or residue. [1680 90; HEEL1 + TAP1, TAP2] * * * …   Universalium

  • heeltap — noun a) A piece or wedge that raises the heel of a shoe. b) A small amount of (especially alcoholic) drink remaining at the bottom of a glass …   Wiktionary

  • heeltap — n. small amount of alcoholic beverage that remains at the bottom of a glass after drinking; leather section or other material of a shoe heel …   English contemporary dictionary

  • heeltap — noun 1》 a layer of leather or other material of which a shoe heel is made. 2》 dated an amount of alcohol left at the bottom of a glass after drinking …   English new terms dictionary

  • heeltap — heel•tap [[t]ˈhilˌtæp[/t]] n. vin a small portion of liquor remaining, as in a glass after drinking • Etymology: 1680–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • heeltap — n. 1 a layer of leather in a shoe heel. 2 liquor left at the bottom of a glass after drinking …   Useful english dictionary

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