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Welt \Welt\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Welted; p. pr. & vb. n. Welting.] To furnish with a welt; to sew or fasten a welt on; as, to welt a boot or a shoe; to welt a sleeve. [1913 Webster]
welt \welt\ (w[e^]lt), n. [OE. welte, probably fr. W. gwald a hem, a welt, gwaldu to welt or to hem.] [1913 Webster]
That which, being sewed or otherwise fastened to an edge or border, serves to guard, strengthen, or adorn it; as: (a) A small cord covered with cloth and sewed on a seam or border to strengthen it; an edge of cloth folded on itself, usually over a cord, and sewed down. (b) A hem, border, or fringe. [Obs.] (c) In shoemaking, a narrow strip of leather around a shoe, between the upper leather and sole. (d) In steam boilers and sheet-iron work, a strip riveted upon the edges of plates that form a butt joint. (e) In carpentry, a strip of wood fastened over a flush seam or joint, or an angle, to strengthen it. (f) In machine-made stockings, a strip, or flap, of which the heel is formed. [1913 Webster]
(Her.) A narrow border, as of an ordinary, but not extending around the ends. [1913 Webster]
A raised ridge on the surface of the skin, produced by a blow, as from a stick or whip; a wale; a weal; as, to raise welts on the back with a whip. Syn: wale; weal; wheal. [PJC]
A blow that produces a welt[3]. [PJC] Welt joint, a joint, as of plates, made with a welt, instead of by overlapping the edges. See Weld, n., 1 (d) . [1913 Webster]
Welt \Welt\, v. t. To wilt. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Word Net



1 a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions [syn: wale, weal, wheal]
2 a raised or strengthened seam


1 beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced" [syn: flog, whip, lather, lash, slash, strap, trounce]
2 put a welt on; "welt the shoes"

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see Welt




c.1425, a shoemaker's term. Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" first recorded 1800.


  1. A raised mark on the body caused by a blow; a wheal.
  2. In the context of "shoemaking": A strip of leather set into the seam between the outsole of a shoe and the upper, through which these parts are joined by stitching or stapling.
  3. A strip of material or covered cord applied to a seam or garment edge to strengthen or cover it.



  1. third person singular present tense of wellen, opwellen
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