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blucher (shoe)

Definition:

a high shoe with laces over the tongue

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

bluchers

Type of:

shoe » footwear » covering » artifact

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

Named from Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819), a Prussian general.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

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Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Blucher shoe | blucher

a style of shoe similar to a derby. Its vamp is made of a single piece of leather. It's named after the 18th century Prussian general Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher. General von Blücher commissioned a boot with side pieces lapped over the front in an ... (45 of 365 words, 2 images)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Blucher shoe

Collins Dictionary:

blucher | Blücher [German] | Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher [sense-specific]

[obsolete] a high shoe with laces over the tongue | 1742-1819, Prussian field marshal, who commanded the Prussian army against Napoleon at Waterloo ... (22 of 272 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blucher

American Heritage Dictionary:

blucher | Blücher | Gebhard Leberecht von. Blücher

A high shoe or half boot. | A shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and the quarters lapping over the vamp. | Prussian field marshal whose ... (28 of 61 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

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Random House Dictionary:

blucher | Blücher | Gebhart Leberecht von Blücher [sense-specific] | Gebhard Blucher [sense-specific] | Gebhard Leberecht von Blucher [sense-specific] | Blücher, Gebhart Leberecht von [sense-specific] | Blucher, Gebhard [sense-specific] | Blucher, Gebhard Leberecht von [sense-specific]

a strong, leather half boot. | a shoe having the vamp and tongue made of one piece and overlapped by the quarters, which lace across the instep. | ... (26 of 54 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/blucher

Merriam-Webster:

blucher

a shoe having the tongue and vamp cut in one piece and the quarters lapped over the vamp and laced together for closing (23 of 40 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blucher

New World Dictionary:

blucher

a heavy half boot | a kind of shoe in which the upper laps over the vamp, which is of one piece with the tongue (24 of 33 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blucher

Wiktionary:

blucher | bluchers [plural]

[historical] A form of horse-drawn carriage; a Blucher coach. | A sturdy laced leather half-boot. (14 of 18 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blucher

Oxford Dictionary:

bluchers

Syllabification: (blu·chers) | [historical] | strong leather half-boots or high shoes. (9 of 42 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/bluchers

bluchers [historical]

strong leather half-boots or high shoes (6 of 38 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/bluchers

Britannica Encyclopedia:

shoe [footwear]

outer covering for the foot, usually of leather with a stiff or thick sole and heel, and generally reaching no higher than the ankle. History Table Of ... (27 of 831 words, 4 images)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/541366​/shoe

Columbia Encyclopedia:

shoe

foot covering, usually of leather, consisting of a sole and a portion above the sole called an upper. In prehistoric times skins or hides may have ... (26 of 501 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0845000​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

shoe [countable] | shoes [plural] | fill someone's shoes | in someone's shoes

something that you wear on each foot, usually over socks ; [only before noun] relating to shoes, or used for shoes ; a horseshoe [definition 1] | ... (26 of 97 words, 3 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shoe

shoe [transitive, verb] | shod [past tense] | shoeing [present participle] | shoes [3rd-person singular present]

to put a horseshoe on a horse's foot (8 of 37 words, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/shoe 11

Cambridge Dictionary:

shoe [entry 1]

one of a pair of coverings for your feet, usually made of a strong material ... | a horseshoe (18 of 57 words, 2 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shoe 1

shoe [entry 2, United States] | shod [past tense] | shoed [past tense] | shoeing [present participle]

If you shoe a horse, you nail a horseshoe (a curved piece of metal) to one or each of its feet. (21 of 38 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/shoe 2

Encarta Dictionary:

shoe | shoes [plural] | shod [past tense] | shoed [past tense] | shoeing [present participle] | shoon [dress, Scottish, plural, sense-specific, noun]

an outer covering for the foot, usually made of leather, fabric, or plastic, with a stiff sole and usually not reaching above the ankle | Same as ... (26 of 211 words, 8 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861735399​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

blucher | bluchers [plural]

Origin: Named from Gebhard Leberecht von Blücher (1742-1819), a Prussian general.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/blucher

Collins Dictionary:

blucher | Blücher [German]

First use: 19th century

Origin: named after Field Marshal Blücher

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blucher

American Heritage Dictionary:

blucher

Origin: After Gebhard Leberecht von "Blücher".

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Merriam-Webster:

blucher

First use: 1831

Origin: G. L. von Blücher

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/blucher

New World Dictionary:

blucher

Origin: after Gebhard Leberecht von "Blücher"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/blucher

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

blucher | Blücher [German]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "blucher"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/blucher

the Free Dictionary:

blucher

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "blucher"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "blucher" by speech synthesizer

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

blucher

Audio: North American pronunciation of "blucher"

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YourDictionary Audio:

blucher

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "blucher" by speech synthesizer

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