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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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By the time you had made up your minds we would have been under the 'jackboot'.
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IMAGINE Hitler had won the Battle of Britain in 1940, and we were under the Nazi jackboot.
Without the bravery of the Poles, Britain would probably have fallen under the heel of the jackboot.
Is it not then unrealistic to expect that countries such as Iraq, Tunisia, Egypt and Libya, would emerge from beneath the jackboot of their megalomaniac leaders into a new Utopia?
"But it is my hope that you will also smell the city drains, observe the sacrifice of the land and water on the altar of expedient and ruthless disregard for the environment, and feel the jackboot of authoritarian cruelty quietly encouraged by official indifference.
His jackboot and "kiss my riding crop" approach did not go down well with American pair Spencer Pratt and Heidi Montag, with Pratt exclaiming: "It would be one thing if he was British but he isn't.