heelball

heel·ball

 (hēl′bôl′)
n.
A wax colored with lampblack that is used to stain and polish the edges of the soles and heels of shoes or to take rubbings of brass or stone inscriptions.

heelball

(ˈhiːlˌbɔːl)
n
(Clothing & Fashion)
a. a black waxy substance used by shoemakers to blacken the edges of heels and soles
b. a similar substance used to take rubbings, esp brass rubbings

heel•ball

(ˈhilˌbɔl)

n.
a substance composed of lampblack and wax, used for making rubbings or for polishing shoes.
[1790–1800]
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