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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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Noun1.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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The night will soon fall; this forest is most wild and lonely; strange noises are often heard therein after sunset; wolves haunt these glades, and Danish warriors infest the country; worse things are talked of; you might chance to hear, as it were, a child cry, and on opening the door to afford it succour, a greet black bull, or a shadowy goblin dog, might rush over the threshold; or, more awful still, if something flapped, as with wings, against the lattice, and then a raven or a white dove flew in and settled on the hearth, such a visitor would be a sure sign of misfortune to the house; therefore, heed my advice, and lift the latchet for nothing.
Perhaps the best yardstick regarding current form in that race was the fifth-placed Latchet, a Jim Bolger-trained filly who has won two of her last four starts.
John 1:26-33 26 John answered them, saying, I baptize with water: but there standeth one among you, whom ye know not; 27 He it is, who coming after me is preferred before me, whose shoe's latchet I am not worthy to unloose.
TOMORROW CORK: 2.05 Alezia, 2.35 The Names Jock, 3.10 Muzbid, 3.45 Echo Park, 4.15 Turnberry Isle, 4.50 Latchet, 5.20 Light Breeze.