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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

jackboot

[ˈdʒækbuːt] nbotte f cavalière
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

jackboot

nSchaftstiefel m; to be under the jackboot (of)unter dem Stiefel (+gen)stehen
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

jackboot

(ˈdʒӕkbuːt) noun
a type of tall especially military boot that reaches above the knee.
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References in classic literature ?
All three were wrapped to the cheekbones and over the ears, and wore jack-boots. Not one of the three could have said, from anything he saw, what either of the other two was like; and each was hidden under almost as many wrappers from the eyes of the mind, as from the eyes of the body, of his two companions.
Once more, the Dover mail struggled on, with the jack-boots of its passengers squashing along by its side.
And at the zenith of his fame, how he would suddenly appear at the old village and stalk into church, brown and weather-beaten, in his black velvet doublet and trunks, his great jack-boots, his crimson sash, his belt bristling with horse-pistols, his crime-rusted cut- lass at his side, his slouch hat with waving plumes, his black flag unfurled, with the skull and crossbones on it, and hear with swelling ecstasy the whisperings, "It's Tom Sawyer the Pirate!
The undertaker, instructed to spare no expense, provided long-tailed black horses, with black palls on their backs and black plumes upon their foreheads; coachmen decorated with scarves and jack-boots, black hammercloths, cloaks, and gloves, with many hired mourners, who, however, would have been instantly discharged had they presumed to betray emotion, or in any way overstep their function of walking beside the hearse with brass-tipped batons in their hands.
90, was open, and a student, in jack-boots and a dirty schlafrock, was lying on the bed smoking a long pipe; whilst another student in long yellow hair and a braided coat, exceeding smart and dirty too, was actually on his knees at No.
With a considerable amount of jingling and whip-cracking, and many plunging demonstrations on the part of two bare-backed horses and two centaurs with glazed hats, jack-boots, and flowing manes and tails, they rattle out of the yard of the Hotel Bristol in the Place Vendome and canter between the sun-and-shadow-chequered colonnade of the Rue de Rivoli and the garden of the ill-fated palace of a headless king and queen, off by the Place of Concord, and the Elysian Fields, and the Gate of the Star, out of Paris.
Pearce will not enforce the jack-boot discipline of Fabio Capello when the squad gathers today, but he will demand that everyone respects why they have been selected and for what purpose.
Nearly every other European country has experienced the jack-boot of fascism on its throat, meaning a small percentage of people cling to the belief that it's right to take life to build a socialist utopia.
With life in a new democratic Basra now flourishing, it's a good time to reflect that, without our action, those people would still be under the jack-boot of the murderous Saddam who gassed, bombed, terrorised and tortured hundreds of thousands of his own people.
Surely it is evidence to all concerned that this can only be perceived as the sort of 'jack-boot mentality' which has caused so much ill feeling between the Welsh and English ever since the days of the 'Welsh not.' Removing this petty restriction would be widely welcomed as a demonstration of enlightened respect for the cultural differences which enrich these islands.
The nouveau European conservatists, immaculately dressed in Armani suits, no longer need to rely upon a black jack-boot mentality to win votes; their ears, eyes and smile say it all.
According to the federal SLATT instructors, individuals who oppose the United Nations, gun control or abortion, or who speak out against the Clinton regime's deadly jack-boot tactics at Waco, are effectively co-conspirators with OKC bomber Timothy McVeigh.