jackboot

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noun jack·boot \ˈjak-ˌbüt\

Definition of jackboot

  1. 1 :  a heavy military boot made of glossy black leather extending above the knee and worn especially during the 17th and 18th centuries

  2. 2 :  the spirit or policy of militarism or totalitarianism

  3. 3 :  a laceless military boot reaching to the calf

1686

First Known Use of jackboot

1686


JACKBOOT Defined for English Language Learners

jackboot

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noun jack·boot \ˈjak-ˌbüt\

Definition of jackboot for English Language Learners

  • : a heavy military boot that reaches above the knee


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