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A leather thong or strap used to fasten a shoe or sandal on the foot.
[Middle English lachet, from Old French lacet, lachet, from lace, lace; see lace.]
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(Clothing & Fashion) archaic a shoe fastening, such as a thong or lace
[C14: from Old French lachet, from las lace]
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|Noun||1.||latchet - a leather strap or thong used to attach a sandal or shoe to the foot|
strap - an elongated leather strip (or a strip of similar material) for binding things together or holding something in position
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