moccasin
noun Etymology: Virginia Algonquian mockasin Date: circa 1612 1. a. a soft leather heelless shoe or boot with the sole brought up the sides of the foot and over the toes where it is joined with a puckered seam to a U-shaped piece lying on top of the foot b. a regular shoe having a seam on the forepart of the vamp imitating the seam of a moccasin 2. a. water moccasin b. a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin

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  • Moccasin — ist der Name mehrerer Orte in den Vereinigten Staaten: Moccasin (Arizona) Moccasin (Illinois) Moccasin (Plumas County, Kalifornien) Moccasin (Tuolumne County, Kalifornien) Moccasin (Montana) Moccasin (Tennessee) Schiffe: USS Moccasin, mehrere… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • moccasin — moc ca*sin, n. [An Indian word. Algonquin makisin.] [Sometimes written {moccason}.] 1. A shoe made of deerskin, or other soft leather, the sole and upper part being one piece. It is the customary shoe worn by the American Indians. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • moccasin — ☆ moccasin [mäk′ə sən ] n. [< AmInd (Algonquian), as in Narragansett mokussin, Massachusett mohkisson] 1. a heelless slipper of soft, flexible leather, worn orig. by North American Indians 2. any slipper more or less like this but with a hard… …   English World dictionary

  • moccasin — (n.) North American Indian shoe (made of deerskin or soft leather), 1610s, from an Algonquian language of Virginia, probably Powhatan makasin shoe, from Central Atlantic Coast Algonquian *mockasin, similar to Southern New England Algonquian… …   Etymology dictionary

  • moccasin — a name of a snake and a type of soft leather shoe, is the recommended spelling, with two cs and one s …   Modern English usage

  • moccasin — ► NOUN 1) a soft leather shoe with the sole turned up and sewn to the upper, originally worn by North American Indians. 2) a venomous American pit viper. ORIGIN Virginia Algonquian …   English terms dictionary

  • moccasin — /mok euh sin, zeuhn/, n. 1. a heelless shoe made entirely of soft leather, as deerskin, with the sole brought up and attached to a piece of U shaped leather on top of the foot, worn originally by the American Indians. 2. a hard soled shoe or… …   Universalium

  • Moccasin — For other uses, see Moccasin (disambiguation). A soft soled moccasin. A moccasin is a slipper made of deerskin or other soft leather, consisting of a sole and sides made of one piece of leather, stitched together at the top, and sometimes with a… …   Wikipedia

  • moccasin — moc·ca·sin mäk ə sən n 1) WATER MOCCASIN 2) a snake (as of the genus Natrix) resembling a water moccasin * * * moc·ca·sin (mokґə sin) any of several species of snakes of the genus Agkistrodon …   Medical dictionary

  • moccasin — UK [ˈmɒkəsɪn] / US [ˈmɑkəsɪn] noun [countable] Word forms moccasin : singular moccasin plural moccasins a soft leather shoe with a flat heel …   English dictionary

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