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Definition of "welt" []

  • A strip, as of leather or other material, stitched into a shoe between the sole and the upper. (noun)
  • A tape or covered cord sewn into a seam as reinforcement or trimming. (noun)
  • A ridge or bump on the skin caused by a lash or blow or sometimes by an allergic reaction. (noun)
  • A lash or blow producing such a mark. (noun)
  • To reinforce or trim with a welt. (verb-transitive)

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 "welt" in a sentence
  • "The welt is gone, there is no more bulge from either infection or gauze."
  • "He faces second-degree felony charges of shooting or throwing a deadly missileThe victim received a welt from the plastic pellet and is fine."
  • "A welt is a narrow strip of leather which is sewed to the lower edge of the upper all the way around the shoe except at the heel."