Shoe"horn`, Shoe"ing-horn` (?), n.


A curved piece of polished horn, wood, or metal used to facilitate the entrance of the foot into a shoe.

2. Figuratively: (a)

Anything by which a transaction is facilitated; a medium; -- by way of contempt.

Spectator. (b)

Anything which draws on or allures; an inducement.


Beau & Fl.

<-- verb shoehorn = squeeze into a tight-fitting place, as with a shoehorn. Also fig. -->


© Webster 1913.

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