the heel-piece of a shoe. North.

A glossary of provincial and local words used in England. . 1790.

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  • heel|tap — «HEEL TAP», noun. a layer of leather in the heel of a shoe. 1. a small amount of liquor left in a glass after drinking: »Toss it off, don t leave any heeltap (Dickens) …   Useful english dictionary

  • heel-tap — also heeltap, 1680s, one of the bits of leather that are stacked up to make a shoe heel (see HEEL (Cf. heel) (n.1)); meaning bit of liquor left in a glass or bottle first recorded 1780s; the exact connection is uncertain unless it be the last or… …   Etymology dictionary

  • heel-tap —    a small volume of alcohol left in a glass    A tap was the sole or heel of a shoe, whence the liquid at the bottom of the glass:     Seize the bottle and push it about. Don t fill on a heel tap, it is not decorous. (A. Boswell, 1803)    The… …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

  • heel-tap reflex — a reflex occurring in disease of the pyramidal tract, consisting of fanning and plantar flexion of the toes produced by a tap on the patient s heel …   Medical dictionary

  • heel-tap test — see under reflex …   Medical dictionary

  • Tap dance technique — Hoofer redirects here. For Wisconsin outdoor clubs, see Wisconsin Hoofers Tap dance technique makes frequent use of syncopation. Tap dance choreographies typically start on the eighth beat, or between the eighth and the first count.Another aspect …   Wikipedia

  • tap dance — a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out with the toe or heel by a dancer wearing shoes with special hard soles or with taps. [‡1925 30] * * * Style of American theatrical dance using precise rhythmical patterns… …   Universalium

  • tap dance — I noun a dance step tapped out audibly with the feet • Syn: ↑tap dancing • Hypernyms: ↑step dancing, ↑hoofing • Hyponyms: ↑soft shoe, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • tap-dance — n. & v. n. a form of display dance performed wearing shoes fitted with metal taps, with rhythmical tapping of the toes and heels. v.intr. perform a tap dance. Derivatives: tap dancer n. tap dancing n. * * * ˈ ̷ ̷ˌ ̷ ̷ intransitive verb Etymology …   Useful english dictionary

  • tap dance — /ˈtæp dæns/ (say tap dans) noun a dance in which the rhythm or rhythmical variation is audibly tapped out by the toe or heel. –tap dancer, noun –tap dancing, noun …   Australian English dictionary

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