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heel-and-toe

[heel-uh n-toh] /ˈhil ənˈtoʊ/
adjective
1.
noting a pace, as in walking contests, in which the heel of the front foot touches ground before the toes of the rear one leave it.
Origin of heel-and-toe
1810-1820
1810-20
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  • This produced the heel-and-toe action treadle, a familiar part of the sewing machine until its replacement by the electric motor.

  • The manner in which "heel-and-toe" was employed and varied, some abler historian may record.

    Bits of Blarney R. Shelton Mackenzie
  • But these methods have been rendered obsolete by the heel-and-toe technique of the playerpiano.

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British Dictionary definitions for heel-and-toe

heel-and-toe

adjective
1.
of or denoting a style of walking in which the heel of the front foot touches the ground before the toes of the rear one leave it
verb
2.
(intransitive) (esp in motor racing) to use the heel and toe of the same foot to operate the brake and accelerator
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