Definition of latchet in English:

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latchet

Pronunciation: /ˈlatʃɪt/

noun

archaic
A narrow thong or lace for fastening a shoe or sandal.
Example sentences
  • The cover with mock latchet and ring finial and the two-stepped, angular handles on the body are popular features on pieces from 1800 onwards.
  • The shoes lose their fit and the latchets soon have to replaced by a cobbled-in bit of scrap leather.
  • Another method of fastening shoes involved using ribbon or tapes to secure latchets which are folded over.

Origin

Late Middle English: from Old French lachet, variant of lacet, from laz 'lace'.

Words that rhyme with latchet

hatchet, ratchet

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