combat boot


Definition of combat boot

: a heavy laced leather boot especially with a wide cuff buckled above the ankle

Love words?

You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!

First Known Use of combat boot

1944, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about combat boot

Time Traveler for combat boot

Time Traveler

The first known use of combat boot was in 1944

See more words from the same year

Statistics for combat boot

Cite this Entry

“Combat boot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Feb. 2020.

Comments on combat boot

What made you want to look up combat boot? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!