from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Wearing jackboots.
- adj. Cruelly and violently oppressive: "a revival of the aggressive, jack-booted militarism of the Thirties and Forties” ( Saturday Review).
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- adj. Wearing a pair of jackboots.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Wearing jackboots; -- used especially as a metaphor for harshly repressive and militaristic.
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