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Etymology

1. Crocodile skin shoes

From Old English scoh / sceoh, compare with Danish sko, German Schuh, Gothic skohs.

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Noun

Singular
shoe

Plural
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  1. A protective covering for the foot, with a bottom part composed of thick leather or plastic sole and often a thicker heel, and a softer upper part made of leather or synthetic material. Shoes generally do not extend above the ankle, as opposed to boots, which do.
    • Get your shoes on now, or you'll be late for school.
  2. A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
    • Throw the shoe from behind the line, and try to get it to land circling (a ringer) or touching the far stake.
  3. Something resembling a shoe by function, like a brake shoe.
    • Remember to turn the rotors when replacing the brake shoes, or they will wear out unevenly.

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Verb

Infinitive
to shoe

Third person singular
shoes

Simple past
shod

Past participle
-

Present participle
shoeing

to shoe (third-person singular simple present shoes, present participle shoeing, simple past and past participle shod)
  1. To equip an object with a protection against wear.
    • The billiard cue stick was shod in silver.

Infinitive
to shoe

Third person singular
shoes

Simple past
shoed

Past participle
-

Present participle
shoeing

to shoe (third-person singular simple present shoes, present participle shoeing, simple past and past participle shoed)
  1. To put horseshoes on a horse.

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