Denver boot(redirected from Denver boots)
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.]
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(Automotive Engineering) a slang name for wheel clamp
[C20: from Denver, Colorado, where the device was first used]
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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]
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Denver boot[ˌdenvəˈbuːt] Denver clamp [ˌdenvəˈklæmp] N (US) → cepo m
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n (inf: = car clamp) → Parkkralle f
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