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Definition of "heeler" []

  • One who heels shoes. (noun)
  • Informal A ward heeler. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "heeler" in a sentence
  • "That was your 'heeler' -- the man you had here when I came."
  • "The only identification on the heeler was a local rabies tag, but it was current, and the collar new, so somebody cares about you, girl."
  • "In explaining the term ward heeler, you described a heeler as “derived from a dog that a master brings to heel,” used to describe “a minor politician who slavishly followed his ward leader.”"