Definition of Shoehorn

1. Noun. A device used for easing the foot into a shoe.

Generic synonyms: Device



2. Verb. Fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited.
Generic synonyms: Accommodate, Adapt

Definition of Shoehorn

1. n. A curved piece of polished horn, wood, or metal used to facilitate the entrance of the foot into a shoe.

Definition of Shoehorn

1. Noun. A tool used to assist putting the foot into a shoe by sliding the heel in. ¹

2. Verb. (literally) To use a shoehorn. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To force (something) into (a tight space); to squeeze (something) into (a schedule, etc); to exert great effort to insert or include (something). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Shoehorn

1. to force into a small space [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Shoehorn

shoebox
shoeboxes
shoeboxlike
shoecare
shoed
shoefiti
shoeful
shoegaze
shoegazed
shoegazer
shoegazers
shoegazes
shoegazey
shoegazing
shoegear
shoehorn (current term)
shoehorned
shoehorning
shoehorns
shoeicide bomber
shoeicide bombers
shoeing
shoeing-horn
shoeings
shoelace
shoelace tie
shoelace ties
shoelaces
shoelacing
shoeless

Literary usage of Shoehorn

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1. Brazil by Errol Lincoln Uys (2000)
"His terror was absolute when he saw that it was the silver shoehorn! Pausing just long enough to pick it up, he crept out of the house and buried the ..."

2. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1901)
"The Sper- tator applied the term " shoehorn " as a contemptuous name for danglers ... Is not this idea of the shoehorn taken :rorn a paper bv one of the old ..."

3. Sporting Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02751662] (1820)
"4 ) 1 Handicap Purse of 501. for all ages.—Heats, the New Course. Mr. King's Gainsbrough, aged, i)st. 2lb 1 2 2 Mr. J. Walker's shoehorn, 4 yrs old, ..."

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