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a device of wood, metal, or plastic, inserted in a boot or shoe when it is not being worn, to preserve the shape.
Historical Examples

The Foolish Almanak Anonymous
Five Children and It E. Nesbit
Poppy Cynthia Stockley

a shoetree for a boot, often having supports to stretch the leg of the boot
a last for making boots


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