Heelpiece

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Heelpiece A piece of armor to protect the heels.
    • Heelpiece A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.
    • Heelpiece The end. "The heelpiece of his book."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n heelpiece That part of a shoe or stocking which incloses the heel of the foot either beneath or behind, or both; the heel.
    • n heelpiece Armor for the heel, especially that part of the solleret which covered the heel and the back of the ankle, and to which the spur was attached.
    • heelpiece To furnish with a heel-piece; add an additional heel-piece to, as in repairing.
    • n heelpiece In iron ship-building, a short length of angle-bar which is used to connect the heels of the two sections of a frame which meet at the center-line of the vessel.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Heelpiece a piece or cover for the heel
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. héla; Dut. hiel.