Main definitions of sandal in US English:

: sandal1sandal2

sandal1

noun

  • A light shoe with either an openwork upper or straps attaching the sole to the foot.

    • ‘Also consider bringing an extra pair of shoes, such as sneakers or sandals, that do not damage plant life like a heavy boot does.’
    • ‘In a more corporate atmosphere, open shoes or strappy sandals are shunned upon, so your toenail color is a moot point anyway.’
    • ‘Sturdy footwear does not include any type of open-toed shoe or sandal.’
    • ‘Old shoes, new shoes, sandals, sneakers, hi-heels, cowboy boots, clogs, even snow shoes were sent.’
    • ‘It features a sling-back strap, which not only secure the sandal to your foot, but also offers a lovely, sensible heel.’
    • ‘Ending in style, the footwear is chappals or sandals, mostly strappy leather or with sequence.’
    • ‘I abandoned my shirt for my floral bikini top and my little white tennis shoes for sandals.’
    • ‘Her sandals felt light compared to the thick boots she had been wearing.’
    • ‘She was neatly dressed in a blue and white plaid sun dress, and wore high-heeled sandals on her feet.’
    • ‘Another popular sandal is the Lagoon sandal, which comes in a wide variety of trendy colors, like blues and greens.’
    • ‘Sheer nude hose worn with very open toe shoes or sandals looks weird.’
    • ‘Flip-flop sandals are far and away the single most practical footwear for roaming the beach.’
    • ‘The only thing the head honcho enforces is that employees wear something on their feet - sneakers or sandals will do.’
    • ‘Wear high-top hiking shoes or sneakers - never sandals, or your feet will suffer.’
    • ‘There doesn't seem to be much rhyme or reason to the shoes, sandals, boots, and flip-flops I see people wearing.’
    • ‘Yet another style for your feet this summer is the merger between running shoes and sandals.’
    • ‘These black leather sandals feature a black leather strap and rubber sole - a classic choice for the classic man.’
    • ‘It is insulting to hit someone with a shoe or sandal, point the soles of one's feet at someone, and step over a person.’
    • ‘People are swapping their snowshoes and mukluks for sandals.’
    • ‘She wore a simple sandal of light brown on her feet.’

Origin

Late Middle English: via Latin from Greek sandalion, diminutive of sandalon ‘wooden shoe’, probably of Asiatic origin; compare with Persian sandal.

Pronunciation

sandal

/ˈsandl//ˈsændl/

Main definitions of sandal in US English:

: sandal1sandal2

sandal2

noun

  • short for sandalwood
    • ‘The absence of legislation to stop illicit felling of sandalwood from the Marayur sandal forest and distillation of sandal oil has made sandal factories in the State active of late.’

Pronunciation

sandal

/ˈsandl//ˈsændl/