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half sole

noun
1.
that part of the sole of a boot or shoe that extends from the shank to the end of the toe.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65

half-sole

[haf-sohl, hahf-] /ˈhæfˌsoʊl, ˈhɑf-/
verb (used with object), half-soled, half-soling.
1.
to repair or renew (a shoe) by putting on a new half sole.
Origin
1785-95
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  • Many of the shoes were cut to receive a new half sole, suggesting a lack of durability.
British Dictionary definitions for half sole

half-sole

noun
1.
a sole from the shank of a shoe to the toe
verb
2.
(transitive) to replace the half-sole of (a shoe)
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