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shoe·horn

 (sho͞o′hôrn′)
n.
A smooth curved implement, often of plastic or metal, inserted at the heel to help put on a shoe.
tr.v. shoe·horned, shoe·horn·ing, shoe·horns
To squeeze into or as if into an insufficient space: The usher shoehorned us into the back of the crowded theater.

shoehorn

(ˈʃuːˌhɔːn)
n
(Tools) a smooth curved implement of horn, metal, plastic, etc, inserted at the heel of a shoe to ease the foot into it
vb
(tr) to cram (people or things) into a very small space

shoe•horn

(ˈʃuˌhɔrn)
n.
1. a shaped piece of horn, metal, or the like, inserted in the heel of a shoe to help it slip on.
v.t.
2. to force into a limited or tight space.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shoehorn - a device used for easing the foot into a shoeshoehorn - a device used for easing the foot into a shoe
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
Verb1.shoehorn - fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited
adapt, accommodate - make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; "Adapt our native cuisine to the available food resources of the new country"
Translations
lžíce na boty
ŝukorno
cipőhúzó
skóhorn
een schoenlepel gebruikenpersenproppenschoenlepel
łyżka do butów
skohorn

shoehorn

[ˈʃuːhɔːn] Ncalzador m

shoehorn

[ˈʃuːhɔːrn] nchausse-pied m

shoehorn

[ˈʃuːˌhɔːn] ncalzante m, calzascarpe m inv
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The silverware included a 48-piece dinner set of spoons and forks, a ladle and a solid silver shoe horn.
The victim's ex-boyfriend witnessed the assault from his apartment, ran outside and fought the man off with a shoe horn, reported the website.
Make sure you use a shoe horn whilst drying so your shoe doesn't lose its shape.
A pair of quality shoe trees, shoe horn, spare laces and smart individual shoe bags.
THE Easter holidays always bring out adverts for bargains from the big retailers, which made me cast my mind back to the years after the war when small retailers were in the majority and I wrote this about a cobbler in our area: "The cobbler, to get more than four into his shop, did require a shoe horn, so in that fact he was in the right trade.
The Middlesbrough control room is tiny and there is no way on this earth we could shoe horn more than 100 people into the 100 square metres of floor space at Ladgate Lane," he said.