1. a shaped piece of horn, metal, or the like, inserted in the heel of a shoe to make it slip on more easily
-verb (used with object)
2. to force into a limited or tight space
"I always keep a shoehorn in my purse in case my shoe falls off and I can't put it back on by myself."
"How can I shoehorn all your stuff into my tiny apartment?"
Origin: (from etymonline.com)
noun: "1580s, from shoe (n.) + horn (n.); earlier shoeing-horn (mid-15c.)."