Meaning of “bootlace” in the English Dictionary

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"bootlace" in British English

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bootlacenoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbuːt.leɪs/ us /ˈbuːt.leɪs/

Examples from literature

  • Everything she wore, down to her boots and even her bootlaces so neatly threaded and knotted, was mysterious and provocative. 
  • He got his bootlaces hopelessly into knots. 
  • Mr. Twist tied his bootlaces with such annoyance that he got them into knots. 
  • Note the fine details revealed, down to the metal tags of the bootlace and the nails in the heel of the boot. 
  • With the hairpin one could easily make a fair fish-hook—and with a bootlace or a good hemp cord one could make a rabbit snare. 

(Definition of “bootlace” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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