Definition of hot shoe in English:

hot shoe


  • A socket on a camera with direct electrical contacts for an attached flashgun or other accessory.

    • ‘The mistake that most people make is that they leave the flash in the hot shoe of the camera.’
    • ‘A tripod mount, a flash hot shoe, and the fact that it was the colour of Bird's custard were all added bonuses.’
    • ‘Check the width of your camera's hot shoe if you are not sure.’
    • ‘A hot shoe is needed to attach an external flash to the top of a camera.’


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