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lace-up

[leys-uhp] /ˈleɪsˌʌp/
noun
1.
anything that laces up, especially a boot with shoelaces that lace up from the vamp to the top of the boot.
adjective
2.
having a lace that is laced up as a closure:
a lace-up blouse.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; noun and adj. use of verb phrase lace up
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British Dictionary definitions for lace up

lace up

verb
1.
(transitive, adverb) to tighten or fasten (clothes or footwear) with laces
adjective
2.
(of footwear) to be fastened with laces
noun
3.
a lace-up shoe or boot
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Word Origin and History for lace up

lace-up

adj.

1831, originally of boots, from lace (v.) + up.

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