shankpiece
noun Date: 1885 a support for the arch of the foot inserted in the shank of a shoe

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shankpiece — /shangk pees /, n. a piece of metal or fiber for giving form to the shank of a shoe. Also called shank. [1880 85; SHANK + PIECE] * * * …   Universalium

  • shankpiece — shank•piece [[t]ˈʃæŋkˌpis[/t]] n. clo a piece of metal or fiber for giving form to the shank of a shoe Also called shank • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • shankpiece — ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ noun : a piece of metal or other material inserted in the shank of a shoe to support the arch of the foot * * * /shangk pees /, n. a piece of metal or fiber for giving form to the shank of a shoe. Also called shank. [1880 85; SHANK +… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shank — I. noun Etymology: Middle English shanke, from Old English scanca; akin to Old Norse skakkr crooked, Greek skazein to limp Date: before 12th century 1. a. the part of the leg between the knee and the ankle in humans or the corresponding part in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shank — /shangk/, n. 1. Anat. the part of the lower limb in humans between the knee and the ankle; leg. 2. a corresponding or analogous part in certain animals. See diag. under horse. 3. the lower limb in humans, including both the leg and the thigh. 4.… …   Universalium

  • shank — [[t]ʃæŋk[/t]] n. 1) anat. a) the part of the lower limb in humans between the knee and the ankle b) zool. the corresponding part in other vertebrates 2) anat. the lower limb; the entire leg 3) coo a cut of meat from the top part of the front… …   From formal English to slang

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