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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [welt]
    • /wɛlt/
    • /ˈwɛltɪŋ /
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [welt]
    • /wɛlt/

Definitions of welting word

  • noun welting a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip. 1
  • noun welting a blow producing such a ridge or wale. 1
  • noun welting Shoemaking. a strip, as of leather, set in between the outsole of a shoe and the edges of its insole and upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling. a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe. 1
  • noun welting a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc. 1
  • noun welting a seam in which one edge is cut close to the stitching line and covered by the other edge, which is stitched over it. 1
  • verb with object welting to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip. 1

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Origin of welting

First appearance:

before 1375
One of the 22% oldest English words
1375-1425; late Middle English welte, walt shoemaker's welt, Old English wælt (thigh) sinew

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Parts of speech for Welting


welting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 52% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

welting usage trend in Literature

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Top questions with welting

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