Welt definitions

wĕlt
A strip, as of leather or other material, stitched into a shoe between the sole and the upper.
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A tape or covered cord sewn into a seam as reinforcement or trimming.
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A strip of leather stitched into the seam between the sole and upper of a shoe to strengthen the joining.
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To reinforce or trim with a welt.
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A strip of material, often folded over a cord, placed at the edge or seam of a garment, cushion, etc. to reinforce or trim it.
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To beat severely; flog.
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To furnish with a welt.
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To raise welts or a welt on.
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To beat severely; thrash.
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To raise welts on.
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A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
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A lash or blow producing such a mark.
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A raised mark on the body caused by a blow; a wheal or weal.
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A strip of material or covered cord applied to a seam or garment edge to strengthen or cover it.
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(shoemaking) A strip of leather set into the seam between the outsole of a shoe and the upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling.
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In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint.
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A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction.
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A lash or blow producing such a mark.
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A ridge or lump raised on the skin as by a blow.
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Such a blow.
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In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it.
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In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed.
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(heraldry) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends.
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To cause to have welts, to beat.
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To install welt (a welt or welts) to reinforce.
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Origin of welt

Circa 1425, a shoemaker's term. Perhaps related to Middle English welten (“to overturn, roll over"), from Old Norse velta (“to roll"). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" first recorded 1800.