Definitions for: Shoe

[n] restraint provided when the linings of the brake shoes are moved hydraulically against the brake drum to stop its rotation
[n] nailed to underside of horse's hoof
[n] footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
[n] (card games) a case from which playing cards are dealt one at a time
[v] furnish with shoes

Webster (1913) Definition: Shoe (sh[=oo]), n.
The outer cover or tread of a pneumatic tire, esp. for an

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.

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.

Synonyms: brake shoe, horseshoe, U-shaped plate

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