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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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Examples for lace-up
  • Big lace-up ones with high heels and soles made for cracking ribs.
  • And there are lace-up styles aplenty: oxfords, ghillies and booties.
  • Some wore a lace-up ankle brace made of synthetic fabric, while others wore no ankle brace.
  • All leather construction with a natural contoured fit traditional lace-up cuffs.
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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