boot hill

noun

sometimes capitalized B&H
West
: a burial-ground especially for men killed in gunfights
as a wild town in early days, it had its boot hill and knew … notorious gunfightersAmerican Guide Series: Texas

Word History

Etymology

so called from the supposition that most persons buried there died with their boots on

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“Boot hill.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/boot%20hill. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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