Definition of Outsole

1. Noun. The outer sole of a shoe or boot that is the bottom of the shoe and makes contact with the ground.

Group relationships: Boot, Shoe
Generic synonyms: Sole



Definition of Outsole

1. n. The outside sole of a boot or shoe.

Definition of Outsole

1. Noun. The underside of a shoe, which makes contact with the floor. ¹

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Definition of Outsole

1. the outer sole of a boot or shoe [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Outsole

outsmiles
outsmiling
outsmoke
outsmoked
outsmokes
outsmoking
outsnore
outsnored
outsnores
outsnoring
outsoar
outsoared
outsoaring
outsoars
outsold
outsole (current term)
outsoles
outsound
outsounded
outsounding
outsounds
outsource
outsourceable
outsourced
outsourcer
outsourcers
outsources
outsourcing
outsourcings
outspan

Literary usage of Outsole

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Boot and Shoe Industry in Massachusetts as a Vocation for Women. October by Royal Meeker (1915)
"It seems incredible that the attaching of the outsole should require a score of separate machines, but such in a machine-dominated factory is the case. ..."

2. Opportunity Monograph: Vocational Rehabilitation Series, No. 1-40. November by United States Division of Vocational Education (1918)
"The rough rounder receives the shoe with the outsole cemented or tacked on to the upper part. He places the edge of the sole to the machine so that the edge ..."

3. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"Having two thicknesses of outsole through to the heel. FULL SERGE. ... An outsole composed of one full sole to heel, with a slip sole above it. GYPSY SEAM. ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature (1907)
"The first is "pegging" with small wooden pins or pegs driven through outsole and insole, catching between them the edges of the upper. ..."

5. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"... an outsole stitching machine and auxiliary machines" and that the Goodyear Company was making a "welt- Ing machine, an outsole stitching machine and ..."

6. The Making of America by Robert Marion La Follette, William Matthews Handy, Charles Higgins (1906)
"This machine afterwards became famous as the Goodyear rapid outsole lock stitch machine. The great demand that existed for shoes of this type made it ..."

7. The Drygoodsman's Handy Dictionary by Frank Manning Adams (1912)
"Insole—The inner sole to which in "McKay" and "welt" shoes the upper and the outsole are sewed or nailed. Instep.—The top of the arch of the foot. Iron. ..."

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