French heel


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French heel

n.
A curved, moderately high heel used on women's shoes.
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French heel

n
(Clothing & Fashion) a fairly high and narrow-waisted heel on women's shoes
ˌFrench-ˈheeled adj
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French′ heel′


n.
a high curved heel used on women's shoes.
[1655–65]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.French heel - a fairly high narrow heel on women's shoesFrench heel - a fairly high narrow heel on women's shoes
heel - the bottom of a shoe or boot; the back part of a shoe or boot that touches the ground and provides elevation
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Of course that's only his way of talking, for after all I only wear a number two, but these French heels and pointed toes do certainly make your foot look smaller, and it's always said a high instep helps, too.
"While I dress, do you drill her, Nan, in the management of her skirt and those French heels, or she will trip herself up.
In 1811 with Spain under the French heel and Joseph Bonaparte on the throne, he resigned his commission and went to Buenos Aires to fight for independence.