[hee-ler] /ˈhi lər/
a person who shoes.
(US) See ward heeler
a person or thing that heels
(Austral & NZ) a dog that herds cattle by biting at their heels
1660s, “one who puts heels on shoes and boots,” agent noun from heel (n.1). Meaning “unscrupulous political lackey,” U.S. slang, 1877, from the notion of one who follows at the heels of a political boss, no doubt coined with the image of a dog in mind. See heel (v.1).
An apprentice; novice reporter; cub
[1960s+ Newspaper office; perhaps fr the obedience of a trained dog who stays at the heel of the master]
noun 1. .
[heel] /hil/ noun 1. the back part of the human foot, below and behind the ankle. 2. an analogous part in other vertebrates. 3. either hind foot or hoof of some animals, as the horse. 4. the foot as a whole: He was hung by the heels. 5. the part of a stocking, shoe, or […]
noun, Nautical. 1. either of two lateral ballast tanks permitting an icebreaker to heel and crush ice to either side.
[heel-pees] /ˈhilˌpis/ noun 1. Shoemaking. 2. an endpiece of anything; a terminal part. /ˈhiːlˌpiːs/ noun 1. the piece of a shoe, stocking, etc, designed to fit the heel