from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a device, shaped like a divided leg with a wedge, used to stretch the leg of a boot

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument to stretch and widen the leg of a boot, consisting of two pieces, together shaped like a leg, between which, when put into the boot, a wedge is driven.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An instrument consisting of two wooden blocks, constituting a front and a rear portion, which together form the shape of the leg and foot, and are inserted into a boot and then forced apart by a wedge for the purpose of stretching it.


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