lach'-et (serokh; himas):

Leather thong used for tying on sandals (see Genesis 14:23; Mark 1:7 parallel). The stooping to untie the dusty shoe-latchet was esteemed by Orientals a service that was at once petty and defiling, and was usually assigned to menials.

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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'LATCHET'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.