jackboot


jack·boot

noun \ˈjak-ˌbüt\

: a heavy military boot that reaches above the knee

Full Definition of JACKBOOT

1
:  a heavy military boot made of glossy black leather extending above the knee and worn especially during the 17th and 18th centuries
2
:  the spirit or policy of militarism or totalitarianism
3
:  a laceless military boot reaching to the calf

First Known Use of JACKBOOT

1686

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