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.
A piece of metal designed to be attached to a horse's foot as a means of protection; a horseshoe.
A device for holding multiple decks of playing cards, allowing more games to be played by reducing the time between shuffles.
Something resembling a shoe in form, position, or function, such as a brake shoe.
From Middle English sho, shoo, from Old English sċōh ("shoe"), from Proto-West Germanic *skōh, from Proto-Germanic *skōhaz ("shoe"), of unclear etymology; possibly a derivation from *skehaną, from Proto-Indo-European *skek- ("to move quickly, jump").
Eclipsed non-native Middle English sabatine, sabatoun from Medieval Latin sabatēnum, sabatum (compare Old Occitan sabatō, Spanish zapato).
The archaic plural shoon is from Middle English shon, from Old English scōn, scōum and scōna; it is cognate with Scots shuin.
See also Scots shae, West Frisian skoech, Low German Schoh, Dutch schoen, German Schuh, Danish, Norwegian and Swedish sko), Tocharian B skak ("balcony")).
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