Top-Sider

Top-Sider

[top-sahy-der]
Trademark.
a brand of casual shoe with a nonskid sole, designed especially for wear on boats.
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top-sider
kind of casual shoe, 1937, from topside in nautical sense of "upper deck of a ship," where the rubber soles would provide good traction.
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