1A leather rim sewn round the edge of a shoe upper to which the sole is attached.
- There was the outline, and around this outline ran a well-defined sewn thread which had, it appeared, attached the welt to the sole.
- The once sealed welts have cracks, and as for the ‘uppers’, well, enough of this nonsense…
- The big change is a frame designed along an asymmetrical last to more closely fit the anatomical sole of a boot and lock more tightly into the boot welts.
1.1A ribbed, reinforced, or decorative border of a garment or pocket.
- Elegant embellishments such as freeform beading, tiered tassels, piping insertions filled with fine rattail cord and pockets tailored with contrast welts are among his trademarks.
- Pleats, piping, pocket welts, pocket flaps, top-stitched yokes all look wonderful in linen.
- It has a three-button continental placket with polished agate buttons, a knit collar welt, sleeve bands, and a hemmed bottom with side vents.
2A red, raised mark or scar; a weal.
- She rubbed, absent-mindedly at the welt of a scar on her thigh, covered and concealed by tights and a dress.
- Daniel grabbed her hand and pulled up her shirt sleeve to revel thick welts, scabs and scars all over her arm.
- When they arrived, the soldiers began disarming the guards and giving aid to the prisoners, whose backs, arms and legs were marked with welts and bruises.
2Strike (someone or something) hard and heavily: I could have welted him
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- As the American welted the ball for all he was worth, Stepanek scampered across the baseline and belted it back for a winner.
- Perhaps he was taking Martin too lightly, but once he had settled down and stopped trying to welt the ball, he always had the edge in a close first set.
- Before I could think twice, his familiar black leather belt was welting me across my body.
3 [no object] Develop a raised scar or weal: his lip was beginning to thicken and welt from the blow
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- Danny started scratching his neck again and he knew that under his gray turtleneck, his skin was now blotchy, welted and pink.
- The girl had taken a long look at herself in the mirror before deciding she wasn't bruised or welted or anything.
- She knew that her back now looked like a mass of red, welted, flesh with deep slashes caused by the whip.
Late Middle English: of unknown origin.
Words that rhyme with weltbelt, Celt, dealt, dwelt, felt, gelt, knelt, melt, misdealt, pelt, Scheldt, smelt, spelt, svelte, veld
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