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

Buying Guide

Our Reviews team has selected the best hiking boots for men.

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

Dictionary Entries Near combat boot


combat boot

combat command

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for combat boot

Cite this Entry

“Combat boot.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Jun. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon


Test Your Vocabulary

Words Named After People

  • name tags
  • Namesake of the leotard, Jules Léotard had what profession?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

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