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English definition of “shoehorn”

shoehorn

noun [C]    /ˈʃuˌhɔrn/
a smooth , curved piece of plastic or metal that is placed in the back of a shoe when putting it on in order to help the foot slide in more easily
(Definition of shoehorn noun from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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