Definition of sparable in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsparəb(ə)l/


A headless nail used for the soles and heels of shoes.
Example sentences
  • I put a patch inside the right shoe - and have nailed them inside the toe and put sparables in the heels.


Early 17th century: contraction of sparrow-bill (in the same sense), with reference to the nail's shape.

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