spike heel
noun Date: 1926 1. a very high tapering heel used on women's shoes 2. plural shoes with spike heels

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spike heel — spike′ heel′ n. clo a very high tapering heel used on women s shoes …   From formal English to slang

  • spike heel — noun a very high narrow heel on women s shoes • Syn: ↑spike, ↑stiletto heel • Hypernyms: ↑heel * * * noun : a very high tapering heel used on women s shoes compare : french heel, spanish heel …   Useful english dictionary

  • spike heel — a very high heel that tapers to a narrow base, used on women s shoes. [1925 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • spike — spike1 [spīk] n. [ME < ON spīkr, a nail, spike, or < MDu & MLowG spīker, both ult. < IE base * (s)p(h)ei , sharp, pointed splinter > SPIT1, SPOKE1, L spica, ear of grain, spina,SPINE] 1. a long, heavy nail 2. a sh …   English World dictionary

  • spike — I. noun Etymology: Middle English, probably from Old Norse spīk splinter & spīkr spike; akin to Middle Dutch spiker spike more at spoke Date: 13th century 1. a very large nail 2. a. one of a row of pointed irons placed (as on the top of a wall)… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • spike — 1. n. & v. n. 1 a a sharp point. b a pointed piece of metal, esp. the top of an iron railing etc. 2 a any of several metal points set into the sole of a running shoe to prevent slipping. b (in pl.) a pair of running shoes with spikes. 3 a a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • spike — I [[t]spaɪk[/t]] n. v. spiked, spik•ing 1) bui rai a naillike fastener, 3 to 12 in. (7.6 to 30.5 cm) long and proportionately thicker than a common nail, for fastening together heavy timbers or railroad track 2) something resembling such a nail,… …   From formal English to slang

  • Heel (shoe) — A heel is the projection at the back of a shoe which rests below the heel bone. The shoe heel is used to improve the balance of the shoe or for decorative purposes. Sometimes raised, the high heel is common to a form of shoe often worn by women… …   Wikipedia

  • heel — noun 1 back part of the foot VERB + HEEL ▪ lean back on, sit back on, squat on ▪ She took a potato from the fire and sat back on her heels. ▪ rock (back) on ▪ The punch rocked him back on his …   Collocations dictionary

  • spike — spike1 spikelike, adj. /spuyk/, n., v., spiked, spiking. n. 1. a naillike fastener, 3 to 12 in. (7.6 to 30.5 cm) long and proportionately thicker than a common nail, for fastening together heavy timbers or railroad track. 2. something resembling… …   Universalium

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