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- v. To start a computer using its bootstrap procedure
- v. To start, using its bootstrap procedure.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Maybe the USMC fighter-pilot thing, but now he recalled after Will and the boys had put the old USMC boot up the ass of the whatever-they-weres from wherever-they-came, the big ships crashed and burned.