Etymology
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welt (n.)

early 15c., a shoemaker's term, perhaps related to Middle English welten "to overturn, roll over" (c. 1300), from Old Norse velta "to roll" (related to welter (v.)). Meaning "ridge on the skin from a wound" is first recorded 1800.

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Definitions of welt
1
welt (v.)
beat severely with a whip or rod;
Synonyms: flog / whip / lather / lash / slash / strap / trounce
welt (v.)
put a welt on;
welt the shoes
2
welt (n.)
a raised mark on the skin (as produced by the blow of a whip); characteristic of many allergic reactions;
Synonyms: wale / weal / wheal
welt (n.)
a raised or strengthened seam;
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