Definition of last noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//lɑːst//
; NAmE NAmE//læst//
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a block of wood or metal shaped like a foot, used in making and repairing shoes Word OriginOld English lǣste, of Germanic origin, from a base meaning ‘follow’; related to Dutch leest and German Leisten.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: last