Pronunciation: (welt), [key]
1. a ridge or wale on the surface of the body, as from a blow of a stick or whip.
2. a blow producing such a ridge or wale.
3. Shoemaking.
a. 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.
b. a strip, usually of leather, that ornaments a shoe.
4. a strengthening or ornamental finish along a seam, the edge of a garment, etc.
5. 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. to beat soundly, as with a stick or whip.
2. to furnish or supply (a shoe or garment) with a welt or welts; sew a welt on to.

to be marked with or develop welts.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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