Denver boot


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Denver boot

n.
A device locked to the wheel of a parked vehicle to keep it from being driven, used especially to force payment of fines for unpaid parking tickets.

[After Denverone of the first cities to use it.]

Denver boot

n
(Automotive Engineering) a slang name for wheel clamp
[C20: from Denver, Colorado, where the device was first used]

Den′ver boot′


n.
a metal device attached to the wheel of a parked car so that it cannot be driven away until a fine is paid or the owner reports to the police: used by the police to catch scofflaws.
[1965–70; after Denver, Colorado, one of the first large communities to adopt the device]
Translations

Denver boot

[ˌdenvəˈbuːt] Denver clamp [ˌdenvəˈklæmp] N (US) → cepo m

Denver boot

n (inf: = car clamp) → Parkkralle f
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And Clancy Systems International, maker of the infamous Denver Boot, might draw more jeers than cheers from anyone outside of law enforcement for its notorious on-site car-impounding device.
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My car was adorned with three bright yellow stickers glued to my windscreen, one traffic warden-type parking envelope and, last but not least, a Denver boot (in dirty rusty yellow).
FIRST CLAMP on a vehicle occurred in Denver in 1953 after the device - known in the US as the Denver Boot - was created by inventor and violinist Frank Marugg.
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FIRST CLAMP on a vehicle was in Denver in 1953 after the device - known in the US as the Denver Boot - was created by inventor and violinist Frank Marugg.

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