(es-pah-DRIL) [French, from Portuguese] A flat sandal with a rope sole and canvas uppers, and laces that tie around the ankle.

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  • espadrille — [ ɛspadrij ] n. f. • 1793; espardille 1723; roussillonnais espardillo, rac. spart, du lat. spartum « jonc » → sparterie ♦ Chaussure dont l empeigne est de toile et la semelle de sparte tressé ou de corde. Une paire d espadrilles. Le « jeune… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • espadrille — n. a sandal with a sole made of rope or rubber and a cloth upper part. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • espadrille — shoe with soles of hemp rope (originally worn in the Pyrenees), 1892, from Fr. espadrille (17c.), from Prov. espardillo, from L. spartum, from Gk. sparton a rope made of spartos, an imported fiber known as Spanish broom …   Etymology dictionary

  • espadrille — ► NOUN ▪ a light canvas shoe with a plaited fibre sole. ORIGIN French, from Provençal espart esparto …   English terms dictionary

  • espadrille — [es′pə dril΄] n. [Fr, altered by metathesis < espardille < dial. (Gascon) espartilho, dim. < Sp esparto, ESPARTO] a kind of shoe for casual wear, with a canvas upper and a sole of twisted rope …   English World dictionary

  • Espadrille — Cet article concerne la chaussure de toile à semelle de corde. Pour une chaussure de sport quelconque, au Québec, voir Chaussure de sport. Espadrille …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Espadrille — Es|pa|dril|le auch: Es|pad|ril|le 〈[ dri:jə] f. 10; Pl. [ dri:jəs]〉 flacher Stoffschuh mit einer Sohle aus Espartogras [span.; frz.] * * * Es|pa|d|rille [… dri:j ], die; , s [… dri:j] <meist Pl.> [frz. espadrille, Nebenf. von älter… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • espadrille — UK [ˌespəˈdrɪl] / US [ˈespəˌdrɪl] noun [countable] Word forms espadrille : singular espadrille plural espadrilles a light shoe with the top part made of canvas (= strong cloth) and the bottom made of twisted rope …   English dictionary

  • Espadrille — Es|pa|drille* [... dri:j] die; , s (meist Plur.) <aus gleichbed. fr. espadrille, dies über provenzal. espardi(l)ho zu espart; vgl. ↑Esparto> Leinenschuh mit einer Sohle aus Espartogras …   Das große Fremdwörterbuch

  • espadrille — noun Etymology: French, alteration of espardille, ultimately from Latin spartum Date: 1892 a sandal usually having a fabric upper and a flexible sole …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • ESPADRILLE — n. f. Chaussure légère à semelle tressée de matières végétales …   Dictionnaire de l'Academie Francaise, 8eme edition (1935)

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