Definition of sparable in US English:

sparable

noun

  • A headless nail used for the soles and heels of shoes.

    • ‘I put a patch inside the right shoe - and have nailed them inside the toe and put sparables in the heels.’

Origin

Early 17th century: contraction of sparrow-bill (in the same sense), with reference to the nail's shape.

Pronunciation

sparable

/ˈsperəb(ə)l//ˈspɛrəb(ə)l/