sneaker

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sneaker a canvas shoe with a pliable rubber sole
    • n sneaker someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Sneaker A punch bowl.
    • Sneaker A type of soft shoe with a flat, pliable, typically rubber or other soft sole, and canvas-like upper, used in sports such as tennis, or for comfort. Called sneaker because they give no warning of one's approach. Usually used in the pl.
    • Sneaker A vessel of drink. "A sneaker of five gallons."
    • Sneaker One who sneaks.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sneaker One who sneaks; one who wants spirit; a sneak.
    • n sneaker A drinking-vessel: a kind of punch-bowl.
    • n sneaker Same as grub, 4.
    • n sneaker plural Low heelless canvas shoes with rubber soles.
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Usage

In literature:

I saw a row of sneakers by the elevator door and wondered if they had been responsible for the incense.
"Take Me for a Ride" by Mark E. Laxer
Grant, meanwhile promptly had removed his sweater and taken off his sneakers preparing to go to the assistance of the unfortunate girls.
"Go Ahead Boys and the Racing Motorboat" by Ross Kay
The catchpole, having made shift to get down a swingeing sneaker of Breton wine, said to Basche, Pray, sir, what do you mean?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
The catchpole, having made shift to get down a swingeing sneaker of Breton wine, said to Basche, Pray, sir, what do you mean?
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book IV." by Francois Rabelais
I have just left the Right Worshipful and his Myrmidons about a Sneaker of Five Gallons.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
He took off the other "sneaker" and laid on it.
"The Adventure Club Afloat" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Klinker picked up a "sneaker" from the floor and hurled it with deadly precision at a weight-and-pulley across the room.
"Queed" by Henry Sydnor Harrison
I had on sneakers and I put in my best work, for I wanted to get on this side of the channel.
"The Go Ahead Boys and Simon's Mine" by Ross Kay
Gad, sir, give me your hand; I knew Dick Burke; many's the sneaker of Bombay punch we've tossed off together.
"In Clive's Command" by Herbert Strang
A light pair of sneakers or canvas tennis shoes are serviceable for camp wear in the afternoons and are restful to the feet.
"The Plattsburg Manual" by O.O. Ellis and E.B. Garey
And I only hope now some sneaker gets his hind Trilby caught in that loop.
"Chums of the Camp Fire" by Lawrence J. Leslie
Tom cast aside his sweater, kicked his sneakers off, and plunged into the tide.
"Ruth Fielding Down East" by Alice B. Emerson
When he combed in his net of sneakers to check the tapes and films, lo and behold, he had a little stranger.
"Missing Link" by Frank Patrick Herbert
He looked down and began to dig a hole in the earth with the toe of his much worn sneaker.
"Paul and the Printing Press" by Sara Ware Bassett
Reddy looked knowingly at Arthur, and the latter pulled off his jacket and kicked off his sneakers.
"The Girls of Central High in Camp" by Gertrude W. Morrison
I've got on sneakers.
"Pemrose Lorry, Camp Fire Girl" by Isabel Katherine Hornibrook
They can take a five-barred gate, I believe, in their knickerbockers and what they call sneakers.
"Rose MacLeod" by Alice Brown
I haven't any decent shoes, but I've played in sneakers before.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
The gaudy costumes worn by participants had been replaced by trunks and sneakers.
"Thy Rocks and Rills" by Robert Ernest Gilbert
One white string of her sneakers flapped as she walked.
"Missing at Marshlands" by Cleo Garis
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In news:

Silicon Alley's sneaker set better start suiting up for the C-suite.
Eddie Paul Gates, 22, of 3545 Linn St, Lycoming Township, was nabbed after allegedly stealing a $74 pair of sneakers from the business Aug 28, police said.
'Sneaker waves' blamed for deaths of Calif family.
All the ladies are clad in bikinis, sneakers and flip-flops, looking adorable and sexy all at once.
Alicia Keys' second collection of Reebok Classics says we can be a superwomen in a pair of stylishly comfortable sneakers.
I've walked through the same doors at least once a week for 15 years and never once could I wear denim and my sneakers.
From Taylor Swift winning big at the Grammys to the ever-present "Red Solo Cup," fans are dancing in their cowboy boots—or sneakers.
Taylor Swift Partners With Keds For Sneaker Tied To Her 'Red' Album Release.
Trade in your sandals for sneakers on Aug 19 to support the Philadelphia/Delaware Valley Chapter of the Crohn 's &.
Justin Bieber shops for new sneakers in Miami, Florida on December 10.
But competitors on the school's most successful team don no pads or helmets, sneakers or spikes.
Kevin Durant 's new DMV-inspired sneaker, the Nike KD V, hits stores this month.
Sneakers are getting a makeover this season.
This fall, the of-the-moment kicks are wedge sneakers.
As a teenager, Bryant Jennings' sneakers were worn out and scuffed.
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In science:

In a population dominated by orange males, the “sneakers” can increase in number.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
To close the cycle, blue males have an advantage in a population dominated by sneakers, because they guard their females well.
Biological Evolution and Statistical Physics
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