plimsole


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plim·soll

 (plĭm′səl, -sôl′) also plim·sol or plim·sole (-sōl′)
n. Chiefly British
A rubber-soled cloth shoe; a sneaker.

[Probably from the resemblance of its mudguard to a Plimsoll mark.]
Translations

plimsole

, plimsoll
n (Brit) → Turnschuh m
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