shodden definition by Webster's New World
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shodden definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A past participle of shoe.
Variant of shoe
- an outer covering for the human foot, made of leather, canvas, etc. and usually having a stiff or thick sole and a heel: sometimes restricted to footwear that does not cover the ankle, as distinguished from a boot
- something like a shoe in shape or use; specif.,
- a metal cap or ferrule fitted over the end of a cane, pole, staff, etc.
- brake shoe
- a part forming a base for the supports of a superstructure, as a roof, bridge, etc.
- the metal strip along the bottom of a sled runner
- the casing of a pneumatic tire
- the sliding contact plate by which an electric train picks up current from the third rail
- a metal protecting plate upon which a mechanical part moves
Origin: Middle English sho ; from Old English sceoh, akin to German schuh ; from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)keu-, to cover from source sky, hide