A covering for the human foot, usually made of leather, having a thick and somewhat stiff sole and a lighter top. It differs from a boot on not extending so far up the leg.
( Sceo, Scoh, Sho, Sco Latin: Sotularis; Calceus) A generic term for footwear that come to, or just below, the ankle. Currently a generic term for any type of footwear, including boots, sandals, slippers, clogs, pattens, overshoes etc. (excluding hosiery). An external covering for the human foot ending at or below the ankle. [Thornton/Swann, 1983][Webber, 1989] A full foot covering with a separate sole which may be hard or soft, and which ends at or below the outside ankle. [Webber, 1989