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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoe  \Shoe\,  n.;  pl  {Shoes},  formerly  {Shoon},  now  provincial. 
  [OE.  sho,  scho,  AS  sc?h,  sce['o]h;  akin  to  OFries  sk?,  OS 
  sk?h,  D.  schoe,  schoen  G.  schuh,  OHG.  scuoh  Icel.  sk?r, 
  Dan.  &  Sw  sko,  Goth.  sk?hs;  of  unknown  origin.] 
  1.  A  covering  for  the  human  foot,  usually  made  of  leather, 
  having  a  thick  and  somewhat  stiff  sole  and  a  lighter  top 
  It  differs  from  a  boot  on  not  extending  so  far  up  the  leg. 
  Your  hose  should  be  ungartered  .  .  .  yourshoe 
  untied.  --Shak. 
  Spare  none  but  such  as  go  in  clouted  shoon.  --Shak. 
  2.  Anything  resembling  a  shoe  in  form  position,  or  use 
  a  A  plate  or  rim  of  iron  nailed  to  the  hoof  of  an  animal 
  to  defend  it  from  injury. 
  b  A  band  of  iron  or  steel,  or  a  ship  of  wood,  fastened 
  to  the  bottom  of  the  runner  of  a  sleigh,  or  any 
  vehicle  which  slides  on  the  snow. 
  c  A  drag,  or  sliding  piece  of  wood  or  iron,  placed  under 
  the  wheel  of  a  loaded  vehicle,  to  retard  its  motion  in 
  going  down  a  hill. 
  d  The  part  of  a  railroad  car  brake  which  presses  upon 
  the  wheel  to  retard  its  motion. 
  e  (Arch.)  A  trough-shaped  or  spout-shaped  member,  put  at 
  the  bottom  of  the  water  leader  coming  from  the  eaves 
  gutter,  so  as  to  throw  the  water  off  from  the 
  f  (Milling.)  The  trough  or  spout  for  conveying  the  grain 
  from  the  hopper  to  the  eye  of  the  millstone. 
  g  An  inclined  trough  in  an  ore-crushing  mill. 
  h  An  iron  socket  or  plate  to  take  the  thrust  of  a  strut 
  or  rafter. 
  i  An  iron  socket  to  protect  the  point  of  a  wooden  pile. 
  j  (Mach.)  A  plate,  or  notched  piece,  interposed  between 
  a  moving  part  and  the  stationary  part  on  which  it 
  bears,  to  take  the  wear  and  afford  means  of 
  adjustment;  --  called  also  {slipper},  and  {gib}. 
  Note:  Shoe  is  often  used  adjectively,  or  in  composition;  as 
  shoe  buckle,  or  shoe-buckle;  shoe  latchet,  or 
  shoe-latchet;  shoe  leathet,  or  shoe-leather;  shoe 
  string,  shoe-string,  or  shoestring. 
  {Shoe  of  an  anchor}.  (Naut.) 
  a  A  small  block  of  wood,  convex  on  the  back  with  a  hole 
  to  receive  the  point  of  the  anchor  fluke,  --  used  to 
  prevent  the  anchor  from  tearing  the  planks  of  the 
  vessel  when  raised  or  lowered. 
  b  A  broad,  triangular  piece  of  plank  placed  upon  the 
  fluke  to  give  it  a  better  hold  in  soft  ground. 
  {Shoe  block}  (Naut.),  a  block  with  two  sheaves,  one  above  the 
  other  and  at  right  angles  to  each  other 
  {Shoe  bolt},  a  bolt  with  a  flaring  head,  for  fastening  shoes 
  on  sleigh  runners. 
  {Shoe  pac},  a  kind  of  moccasin.  See  {Pac}. 
  {Shoe  stone},  a  sharpening  stone  used  by  shoemakers  and  other 
  workers  in  leather. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoe  \Shoe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Shod};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Shoeing}.]  [AS.  sc?ian,  sce?ian.  See  {Shoe},  n.] 
  1.  To  furnish  with  a  shoe  or  shoes;  to  put  a  shoe  or  shoes 
  on  as  to  shoe  a  horse,  a  sled,  an  anchor. 
  2.  To  protect  or  ornament  with  something  which  serves  the 
  purpose  of  a  shoe;  to  tip. 
  The  sharp  and  small  end  of  the  billiard  stick,  which 
  is  shod  with  brass  or  silver.  --Evelyn. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Shoe  \Shoe\  (sh[=oo]),  n. 
  The  outer  cover  or  tread  of  a  pneumatic  tire,  esp.  for  an 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Slipper  \Slip"per\,  n. 
  1.  One  who  or  that  which  slips. 
  2.  A  kind  of  light  shoe,  which  may  be  slipped  on  with  ease, 
  and  worn  in  undress;  a  slipshoe. 
  3.  A  kind  of  apron  or  pinafore  for  children. 
  4.  A  kind  of  brake  or  shoe  for  a  wagon  wheel. 
  5.  (Mach.)  A  piece,  usually  a  plate,  applied  to  a  sliding 
  piece,  to  receive  wear  and  afford  a  means  of  adjustment; 
  --  also  called  {shoe},  and  {gib}. 
  {Slipper  animalcule}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  ciliated  infusorian  of  the 
  genus  {Paramecium}. 
  {Slipper  flower}.(Bot.)  Slipperwort. 
  {Slipper  limpet},  or  {Slipper  shell}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  boat 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  1:  a  covering  shaped  to  fit  the  foot  (below  the  ankle)  with  a 
  flexible  upper  of  leather  or  plastic  and  a  sole  and  heel 
  of  heavier  material 
  2:  (card  games)  a  case  from  which  playing  cards  are  dealt  one 
  at  a  time 
  3:  nailed  to  underside  of  horse's  hoof  [syn:  {horseshoe},  {U-shaped 
  4:  the  linings  of  the  brake  shoes  are  moved  hydraulically 
  against  the  brake  drum  to  stop  its  rotation  [syn:  {brake 
  v  :  furnish  with  shoes  [syn:  {provide  with  shoes}] 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  Of  various  forms,  from  the  mere  sandal  (q.v.)  to  the  complete 
  covering  of  the  foot.  The  word  so  rendered  (A.V.)  in  Deut. 
  33:25,  _min'al_,  "a  bar,"  is  derived  from  a  root  meaning  "to 
  bolt"  or  "shut  fast,"  and  hence  a  fastness  or  fortress.  The 
  verse  has  accordingly  been  rendered  "iron  and  brass  shall  be  thy 
  fortress,"  or  as  in  the  Revised  Version,  "thy  bars  [marg., 
  "shoes"]  shall  be  iron  and  brass." 

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