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Latchet, the thong or fastening by which the sandal was attached to the foot. It occurs in the proverbial expression in Gen. 14:23, and is there used to denote something trivial or worthless. Another semi-proverbial expression in Luke 3:16 points to the fact that the office of being and unfastening the shoes of great personages fell to the meanest slaves.