Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A small boot; a lady's boot.
  • n. An appliance resembling a small boot furnished with straps, buckles, etc., used to correct or prevent distortions in the lower extremities of children.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small boot; a lady's boot.
  • n. An appliance resembling a small boot furnished with straps, buckles, etc., used to correct or prevent distortions in the lower extremities of children.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A half-boot; a woman's fine shoe.
  • n. An appliance resembling a boot, with straps, springs, buckles, etc., to correct or prevent distortion of the lower limbs and feet of children.

Etymologies

French. See boot ("type of footwear"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I went into a shop, where I hoped to get potted meat, and asked for "pâté en bottine," which being interpreted is meat in boots, which was unfortunate.

    Letters from France

  • Is she not handsome as she stands fronting the folding doors, her hand in tall Mr. Trezevant's, just as she commences to dance, with the tip of her black bottine just showing?

    A Confederate girl's diary,

  • She give me the _bottine_, if I let great buckra massa talk to Fraulein SMEETS.

    Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 98, February 1, 1890

  • The attitude certainly showed the svelte perfection of her form to advantage; and from the unavoidable circumstances of the position, it also showed one of the most beautifully formed feet that ever was seen, together with the whole of the exquisite little bottine that clothed it, a beautifully turned ankle, and perhaps as much as two inches of the silk stocking above the boot.

    A Siren

  • 17.30 Deja vu (R) 18.30 FILM: "Bach et bottine," Canada, 1986, comedy drama with Mahee Paiement, Raymond Legault, Andree Pelletier

    Kathimerini English Edition : Print Edition : 26/3/10

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