Denver boot

Den·​ver boot | \ ˈden-vər- How to pronounce Denver boot (audio) \

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

First Known Use of Denver boot

1968, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Denver boot

Denver, Colorado

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“Denver boot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of Denver boot

US : 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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