poulaine

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Anglo-Norman poleine and Middle French poulaine.

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Noun[edit]

poulaine (plural poulaines)

  1. (historical) A long, pointed toe of a shoe, a style fashionable in the 14th and 15th centuries
  2. (historical) a shoe in such a style.

Synonyms[edit]

(shoe):

(pike):


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally in the phrase souliers à la poulaine (shoes in the Polish style), from the feminine form of Middle French poulain (Polish).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

poulaine f (plural poulaines)

  1. (historical) poulaine

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