n.1.An instrument to stretch and widen the leg of a boot, consisting of two pieces, together shaped like a leg, between which, when put into the boot, a wedge is driven.
The pretty boots trimly stretched on boottrees.
- Thackeray.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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