shoetree

shoetree

[shoo-tree]
noun
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:
1820–30; shoe + tree

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shoetree (ˈʃuːˌtriː)
 
n
a wooden or metal form inserted into a shoe or boot to stretch it or preserve its shape

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