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
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.