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cho·pine(chō-pēn′, chŏ-, chŏp′ĭn)
A woman's shoe worn in the 1500s and 1600s that featured a very high, thick sole.
[Obsolete French chapin, from Old Spanish, from chapa, plate, covering, from Old French; see chape.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) a sandal-like shoe on tall wooden or cork bases popular in the 18th century
[C16: from Old Spanish chapín, probably imitative of the sound made by the shoe when walking]
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cho•pine(tʃoʊˈpin, ˈtʃɒp ɪn)
a women's shoe with a high sole, worn in Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries, to add height and protect the feet.
[1570–80; < Sp chapín <chap(a) (< Middle French chape chape)]
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|Noun||1.||chopine - a woman's shoe with a very high thick sole|
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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