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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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Tools) a smooth curved implement of horn, metal, plastic, etc, inserted at the heel of a shoe to ease the foot into it
(tr) to cram (people or things) into a very small space
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
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.
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|Noun||1.||shoehorn - 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"
|Verb||1.||shoehorn - fit for a specific purpose even when not well suited|
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shoehorn[ˈʃuːhɔːrn] n → chausse-pied m
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