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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.
(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
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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