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

  • n. A string or cord used for lacing and fastening shoes. Also called shoestring.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A lace used for fastening a shoe.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a length of cord for tying the upper parts of a shoe together. Commercial shoelaces usually come in different lengths, and have each end confined in a narrow plastic tube for convenience in inserting the cords through the holes in a shoe upper. Also called shoestring.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A shoe-string.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a lace used for fastening shoes
  • n. a lace used for fastening shoes

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