shoe tree
noun Date: 1827 a foot-shaped device for inserting in a shoe to preserve its shape

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • shoe tree — n. a form, as of wood or metal, inserted in a shoe to stretch it or preserve its shape * * * …   Universalium

  • shoe tree — ► NOUN ▪ a shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep it in shape …   English terms dictionary

  • shoe tree — n. a form, as of wood or metal, inserted in a shoe to stretch it or preserve its shape …   English World dictionary

  • shoe tree — noun 1. : a foot shaped form over which a completed shoe is placed for finishing and dressing the upper 2. : a foot shaped device for inserting in a shoe to preserve its shape * * * shoe tree, a foot shaped block inserted into a shoe to keep it… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Shoe tree — A shoe tree is a device approximating the shape of a foot that is placed inside a shoe to preserve its shape and thereby extend the life of the shoe. Higher quality shoe trees are made from solid wood, usually Cedar which helps control odor and… …   Wikipedia

  • shoe tree — noun A device approximating the shape of a foot that is placed inside a shoe when it is being stored to preserve its shape and extend the life of the shoe …   Wiktionary

  • shoe tree — n. foot shaped form of wood and metal that is placed in a shoe to help retain its shape when not being worn …   English contemporary dictionary

  • shoe tree — noun a shaped block inserted into a shoe when it is not being worn to keep it in shape …   English new terms dictionary

  • Shoe tossing — (or shoe flinging), the act of using shoes as improvised projectiles or weapons, is a constituent of a number of folk sports and practices. Today, it is commonly the act of throwing a pair of shoes onto telephone wires, powerlines, or other… …   Wikipedia

  • tree — [trē] n. [ME < OE trēow, akin to Goth triu, ON trē < IE base * deru , tree, prob. orig. oak tree > Gr drys, oak, ( den)dron, tree] 1. a woody perennial plant with one main stem or trunk which develops many branches, usually at some… …   English World dictionary

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