Etymology
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shoelace (n.)

also shoe-lace, 1640s, from shoe (n.) + lace (n.).An older word for the thong or lace of a shoe or boot was Middle English sho-thong, Old English scoh-þwang.

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Definitions of shoelace

shoelace (n.)
a lace used for fastening shoes;
Synonyms: shoe lace / shoestring / shoe string
From wordnet.princeton.edu