Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A piece made for or serving as the heel of a shoe or stocking.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A piece of armour to protect the heels.
  • n. A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.
  • n. The end.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A piece of armor to protect the heels.
  • n. A piece of leather fixed on the heel of a shoe.
  • n. The end.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To furnish with a heel-piece; add an additional heel-piece to, as in repairing.
  • n. That part of a shoe or stocking which incloses the heel of the foot either beneath or behind, or both; the heel.
  • n. Armor for the heel, especially that part of the solleret which covered the heel and the back of the ankle, and to which the spur was attached.
  • n. In iron ship-building, a short length of angle-bar which is used to connect the heels of the two sections of a frame which meet at the center-line of the vessel.

Etymologies

heel +‎ piece (Wiktionary)

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