a layer of leather, metal, or the like in a shoe heel; a lift.
a small portion of liquor remaining in a glass after drinking or in a bottle after decanting.
dregs, sediment, or residue.
Also called lift. a layer of leather, etc, in the heel of a shoe
a small amount of alcoholic drink left at the bottom of a glass after drinking
also heeltap, 1680s, “one of the bits of leather that are stacked up to make a shoe heel” (see heel (n.1)); meaning “bit of liquor left in a glass or bottle” first recorded 1780s; the exact connection is uncertain unless it be “the last or final part.”
A few drops of liquor left in a glass: drink three martinis, absolutely no heeltaps
[1780+; origin uncertain; a heeltap glass was one without a flat base, so that it could not be set down until entirely empty (such was presumably also a tumbler), and probably so called because the narrow bottom resembled the narrow tap of a shoe heel]
- Heel tendon
heel tendon n. See Achilles tendon.
[heel-wurk] /ˈhilˌwɜrk/ noun 1. the training of a dog to heel or perform maneuvers while heeling. 2. (in dancing) a style of tapping with one’s heels to the music.
head, eyes, ears, nose, and throat
/ˈhiːlɪz/ plural noun 1. trademark a brand of training shoes with wheels fitted in the heel to allow them to be used like in-line skates