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 (blo͞o′chər, -kər)
1. A high shoe or half boot.
2. A shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and the quarters lapping over the vamp.

[After Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher.]


(ˈbluːkə; -tʃə)
(Clothing & Fashion) obsolete a high shoe with laces over the tongue
[C19: named after Field Marshal Blücher]


(German ˈblyçər)
(Biography) Gebhard Leberecht von (ˈɡɛphart ˈleːbərɛçt fɔn). 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal, who commanded the Prussian army against Napoleon at Waterloo (1815)


(ˈblu kər, -tʃər)

a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep.
[1825–35; after German. Latin. von Blücher]


(ˈblu kər, -tʃər)

Geb•hart Le•be•recht von (ˈgɛp hɑrt ˈleɪ bəˌrɛxt fən) 1742–1819, Prussian field marshal.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Blucher - Prussian general who is remembered for his leadership in the wars against Napoleon (1742-1819)
full general, general - a general officer of the highest rank
2.Blücher - a high shoe with laces over the tongueblucher - a high shoe with laces over the tongue
shoe - footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material
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