hard·​boot | \ ˈhärd-ˌbüt How to pronounce hardboot (audio) \

Definition of hardboot

: an especially small-time horseman

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Recent Examples on the Web To many of us who are habitués of the track, these guys are the very soul of the thing, but one of the central conflicts at the races will always be between the hardboots and the hustlers. Max Watman, WSJ, "Running With Runyon," 25 May 2018

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1922, in the meaning defined above

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“Hardboot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hardboot. Accessed 2 Jul. 2020.

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