Latchet definition

lăchĭt
A leather thong or strap used to fasten a shoe or sandal on the foot.
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(archaic) A strap or lace for fastening a sandal or shoe to the foot.
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(obsolete) A thong or cord, especially one used to fasten a shoe.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
latchet
Plural:
latchets

Origin of latchet

  • Middle English lachet from Old French lacet, lachet from lace lace lace

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French lachet, variant of lacet, diminutive of laz (“lace").

    From Wiktionary