Archaic a strap or lace for fastening a sandal or shoe to the foot
Origin of latchetMiddle English lachet ; from OFr, dialect, dialectal variant, variety of lacet, diminutive of laz: see lace
A leather thong or strap used to fasten a shoe or sandal on the foot.
Origin of latchetMiddle English lachet, from Old French lacet, lachet, from lace, lace; see lace.
From Old French lachet, variant of lacet, diminutive of laz (“lace").