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jack·boot

also jack-boot  (jăk′bo͞ot′)
n.
1.
a. A stout military boot with a flared top that extends above the knee.
b. A stout military boot that has an often studded sole, lacks laces, and extends to mid-calf.
2. A person who uses bullying tactics, especially to force compliance.
3. The spirit sustaining and motivating a militaristic, highly aggressive, or totalitarian regime or system.

jackboot

(ˈdʒækˌbuːt)
n
1. (Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) an all-leather military boot, extending up to or above the knee
2.
a. arbitrary, cruel, and authoritarian rule or behaviour
b. (as modifier): jackboot tactics.
ˈjackˌbooted adj

jack•boot

(ˈdʒækˌbut)

n.
1. a man's sturdy leather boot reaching up over the knee.
2. militaristic authority or rule.
jack′boot`ed, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jackboot - (19th century) a man's high tasseled bootjackboot - (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
boot - footwear that covers the whole foot and lower leg
Translations
حِذاء بِرَقَبَه ومِهْماز
kanadavojenská bota
skaftestøvle
térden felül érõ csizma
hnéstígvél
aulinis batasbotfortas
garš zābaks
vojenská topánka
uzun çizme

jackboot

[ˈdʒækbuːt] Nbota f de montar, bota f militar
under the Nazi jackbootbajo el azote or la férula del nazismo

jackboot

[ˈdʒækbuːt] nbotte f cavalière

jackboot

nSchaftstiefel m; to be under the jackboot (of)unter dem Stiefel (+gen)stehen

jackboot

(ˈdʒӕkbuːt) noun
a type of tall especially military boot that reaches above the knee.
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