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

  • n. A reinforced covering of leather or metal for the toe of a shoe or boot.

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  • n. The part of a boot that covers the toes.

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

  • n. a protective leather or steel cover for the toe of a boot or shoe, reinforcing or decorating it


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  • The steel toecap will help put in doors and save you when you get your feet run over by a milk float (true story).


  • Wingtips have an inverted "W" as the toecap, like with the Paul Smith "Stanley".

    What the well-dressed foot is wearing

  • I may just have a bet on Milliband, Marxist toecap buffer, lives in an agreeable flat, no skeletons in his closet, Ttony likes him, Im reaching for my credit card right now.

    Blair Refuses to Rule Out Clarke's Departure

  • They have a white rubber sole and toecap and a green line running through the sole.

    Archive 2007-03-01

  • Anton murmured, prodding with his toecap at my Rexine night-bag.

    the mission song

  • And suddenly he went up to the boot, and, hooking the point of his umbrella under what was left of the toecap, flung it pettishly over the hedge.

    Swan Song

  • ` I think we should leave now, 'he said, flicking his cigarette so that it bounced off the guard's polished toecap, sending a few momentary sparks into the night.

    Fleshmarket Close

  • Curtis-Dunne pointed a toe shod in shabby, soft black leather; a laced shoe without a toecap, in surface like the cover of a well-worn Bible.

    The Complete Stories

  • The thudding instep kicks to my head and sides were punctuated by telling, well aimed toecap blows to the kidneys, mouth, and ears.


  • That gentleman, forewarned by Dirk's reputation, regarded him dolefully, spat a long squirt of tobacco juice an inch It from Dirk's gleaming toecap, and replied at some length.

    The Sound of Thunder


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