Associations to the word «Shoe»


SHOE, noun. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do.
SHOE, noun. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
SHOE, noun. (card games) A device for holding multiple decks of playing cards, allowing more games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
SHOE, noun. Something resembling a shoe in form, position, or function, such as a brake shoe.
SHOE, noun. A band of iron or steel, or a ship of wood, fastened to the bottom of the runner of a sleigh, or any vehicle which slides on the snow.
SHOE, noun. A drag, or sliding piece of wood or iron, placed under the wheel of a loaded vehicle, to retard its motion in going down a hill.
SHOE, noun. The part of a railroad car brake which presses upon the wheel to retard its motion.
SHOE, noun. (architecture) A trough-shaped or spout-shaped member, put at the bottom of the water leader coming from the eaves gutter, so as to throw the water off from the building.
SHOE, noun. A trough or spout for conveying grain from the hopper to the eye of the millstone.
SHOE, noun. An inclined trough in an ore-crushing mill.
SHOE, noun. An iron socket or plate to take the thrust of a strut or rafter.
SHOE, noun. An iron socket to protect the point of a wooden pile.
SHOE, noun. (engineering) A plate, or notched piece, interposed between a moving part and the stationary part on which it bears, to take the wear and afford means of adjustment; called also slipper and gib.
SHOE, noun. Part of a current collector on electric trains which provides contact either with a live rail or an overhead wire (fitted to a pantograph in the latter case).
SHOE, noun. The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, especially for an automobile.
SHOE, verb. To put shoes on one's feet.
SHOE, verb. To put horseshoes on a horse.
SHOE, verb. To equip an object with a protection against wear.
SHOE BEAM, noun. Alternative form of shoebeam
SHOE BEAMS, noun. Plural of shoe beam
SHOE BLOCK, noun. (nautical) A block with two sheaves, one above the other, and at right angles to each other.
SHOE BOLT, noun. A bolt with a flaring head, for fastening shoes on sleigh runners.
SHOE BOMBER, noun. Someone who attempts to smuggle a bomb in their shoe, especially onto an airplane
SHOE BOX, noun. Alternative form of shoebox
SHOE BRUSH, noun. A brush used to apply shoe polish to shoes, work the polish in and bring up a shine.
SHOE BRUSHES, noun. Plural of shoe brush
SHOE IN, noun. Misspelling of shoo-in.
SHOE INSERT, noun. Any device inserted into a shoe to lift the heel of the wearer, for the purpose of making the wearer appear taller, or correcting a limb length discrepancy.
SHOE INSERTS, noun. Plural of shoe insert
SHOE LEATHER, noun. Alternative form of shoe-leather.
SHOE LEATHERS, noun. Plural of shoe leather
SHOE LIFT, noun. Wedge-shaped shoe inserts that affix inside any footwear to make the user look taller.
SHOE LIFTS, noun. Plural of shoe lift
SHOE POLISH, noun. A product used to make shoes shine.
SHOE POLISHES, noun. Plural of shoe polish
SHOE SHOP, noun. A shop that sells footwear and items related to footwear.
SHOE SHOPS, noun. Plural of shoe shop
SHOE SIZE, noun. An alphanumerical indication of the fitting size of a shoe for a person.
SHOE SIZES, noun. Plural of shoe size
SHOE STORE, noun. Alternative form of shoestore.
SHOE STORES, noun. Plural of shoe store
SHOE TOSSING, noun. The practice of throwing a pair of laced shoes over a power line or telephone line etc
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.
SHOE WEDGE, noun. Wedge shaped shoe inserts that affix inside any footwear to make the user look taller.
SHOE WEDGES, noun. Plural of shoe wedge

Dictionary definition

SHOE, noun. Footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material.
SHOE, noun. (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time.
SHOE, noun. U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof.
SHOE, noun. A restraint provided when the brake linings are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to retard the wheel's rotation.
SHOE, verb. Furnish with shoes; "the children were well shoed".

Wise words

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery