- A durable covering for the human foot, made of leather or similar material with a rigid sole and heel, usually extending no higher than the ankle. (noun)
- A horseshoe. (noun)
- A part or device that is located at the base of something or that functions as a protective covering, as: (noun)
- A strip of metal fitted onto the bottom of a sled runner. (noun)
- The base for the supports of the superstructure of a bridge. (noun)
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