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shoetree

[shoo-tree] /ˈʃuˌtri/
noun
1.
one of a pair of foot-shaped devices, usually of metal or wood, for placing in a shoe to maintain its shape when it is not being worn.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; shoe + tree
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British Dictionary definitions for shoe tree

shoetree

/ˈʃuːˌtriː/
noun
1.
a wooden or metal form inserted into a shoe or boot to stretch it or preserve its shape
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