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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