Meaning of hot shoe in English:

hot shoe



  • A socket on a camera with direct electrical contacts for an attached flashgun or other accessory.

    ‘The mistake that most people make is that they leave the flash in the hot shoe of the camera.’
    • ‘A tripod mount, a flash hot shoe, and the fact that it was the colour of Bird's custard were all added bonuses.’
    • ‘A hot shoe is needed to attach an external flash to the top of a camera.’
    • ‘Check the width of your camera's hot shoe if you are not sure.’