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



BrE BrE//ˈʃuːleɪs//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃuːleɪs//
(also lace) (North American English also shoestring)
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a long thin piece of material like string that goes through the holes on a shoe and is used to fasten it a pair of shoelaces to tie/untie your shoelaces Your shoelace is undone. a tightly knotted shoelace
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: shoelace