adjective denoting a soft-soled sports shoe with a laced upper that extends above the ankle.
noun (high-tops) a pair of such shoes.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • high-top — [hī′täp΄] n. a sneaker or athletic shoe extending over the ankle: also hightop or high top high top adj. * * * …   Universalium

  • high-top — [hī′täp΄] n. a sneaker or athletic shoe extending over the ankle: also hightop or high top high top adj …   English World dictionary

  • High-top — n. A ship s masthead. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • high top — high′ top n. clo a sneaker that covers the ankle • Etymology: 1980–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • High-top — The high top is a shoe that extends significantly over the wearer s ankle. It is most common in an athletic shoe, particularly basketball shoes. It is sometimes confused with the mid top. Examples of basketball shoes more frequently seen as high… …   Wikipedia

  • high-top — /ˈhaɪ tɒp/ (say huy top) noun 1. an athletic shoe which extends to or above the ankle, affording support in sports involving jumping, etc., such as basketball. –adjective 2. (of athletic shoes) extending to or above the ankle in this style: high… …   Australian English dictionary

  • high-top — adjective Date: 1918 extending up over the ankle < high top sneakers > • high tops noun plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • high-top — adj. High top is used with these nouns: ↑sneaker …   Collocations dictionary

  • high-top — adjective (of shoes or boots) having relatively high uppers • Syn: ↑high topped • Similar to: ↑high …   Useful english dictionary

  • high top — /ˈhaɪ tɒp/ (say huy top) noun Qld, also (formerly) Tasmania a state school in a rural area which provides both primary and secondary education. Compare Chiefly SA and Tasmania area school; Chiefly NSW, also Qld, ACT and Victoria central school;… …   Australian English dictionary

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