Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A cap or tip, of leather, morocco, or patent leather, sometimes of metal, covering the toe of a boot or shoe. Also toe-piece.

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Examples

  • Grenson Another classic choice is the Grenson "G Zero" limited-edition toe-cap Oxford £445 from MrPorter.com .

    A Formal Affair

  • At any rate, there he was behind the counter — a curious, sallow, dark man, with one ear larger than the other and a chin like the toe-cap of a boot.

    Twelve Stories and a Dream, by H. G. Wells

  • He advanced, lighted now from toe-cap to the top of his dark head — surely a little grizzled!

    In Chancery

  • - The lower part of the upper which is attached to the sole between the toe-cap and the quarter.

    Chapter 9

  • I had not been in a minute before another bullet hit the toe of my boot, went into the welt, travelled up, and came out at the toe-cap, two inches from the end of the toe.

    South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. 2 (of 6) From the Commencement of the War to the Battle of Colenso, 15th Dec. 1899

  • I was then much surprised and interested on glancing down to observe that, though the boots which she was wearing were not unlike each other, they were really odd ones; the one having a slightly decorated toe-cap, and the other a plain one.

    The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

  • The white gloves, which fitted perfectly, were new; and if the glossy boots were rather long in the toe-cap from an English point of view, the gold-headed malacca cane which the newcomer carried was quite de rigeur.

    The Yellow Claw

  • The broken sole, the worn heel, the beveled edge of the toe-cap -- all these fastened themselves in his memory.

    Oh, You Tex!

  • At any rate, there he was behind the counter -- a curious, sallow, dark man, with one ear larger than the other and a chin like the toe-cap of a boot.

    The Country of the Blind, and Other Stories

  • He advanced, lighted now from toe-cap to the top of his dark head -- surely a little grizzled!

    Complete Project Gutenberg John Galsworthy Works

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