Denver boot

noun Den·ver boot \ ˈden-vər- \

Definition of Denver boot

:a metal clamp that is locked onto one of the wheels of an automobile to immobilize it especially until its owner pays accumulated parking fines

Origin and Etymology of denver boot

Denver, Colorado


DENVER BOOT Defined for English Language Learners

Denver boot

noun

Definition of Denver boot for English Language Learners

  • : an object that the police lock onto one of the wheels of a car so that the car cannot be moved


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