boot-tree

boot tree

noun
a device of wood, metal, or plastic, inserted in a boot or shoe when it is not being worn, to preserve the shape.

Origin:
1760–70

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boot tree
 
n
1.  a shoetree for a boot, often having supports to stretch the leg of the boot
2.  a last for making boots

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