Definition of jackboot
1a : a heavy military boot made of glossy black leather extending above the knee and worn especially during the 17th and 18th centuriesb : a laceless military boot reaching to the calf
2 : the spirit or policy of militarism or totalitarianism
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To help fund his jackboot crusade against unauthorized immigration, Trump would cut FEMA funding by 11 percent.
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Definition of jackboot for English Language Learners
: a heavy military boot that reaches above the knee
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