Definitions

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  • noun A heel of a boot.
  • noun An area of land protruding south of the eastern or western end of a southern border.

Etymologies

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boot +‎ heel

Examples

  • He did 8.2 miles on his broken bootheel—the same route he used to run after his parking-lot shift—arriving in Quincy just before dark.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • Obama shouldn't have put it like "putting a bootheel on the throat of a business."

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • He did 8.2 miles on his broken bootheel—the same route he used to run after his parking-lot shift—arriving in Quincy just before dark.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • If I lived under the bootheel of such forces, I don't how I would react, how firmly I could hold to my ideal.

    Blowback On the Border: The Purpose of the Terror War System

  • Naturally, while figuratively talking about putting a bootheel on a throat is bad, LITERALLY putting a shoe on the back of an actual person's head, is perfectly okay!

    TV SoundOff: Sunday Talking Heads

  • He did 8.2 miles on his broken bootheel—the same route he used to run after his parking-lot shift—arriving in Quincy just before dark.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • He did 8.2 miles on his broken bootheel—the same route he used to run after his parking-lot shift—arriving in Quincy just before dark.

    DEVILS IN EXILE

  • Not much happens at the lonely outpost of Antelope Wells, a border crossing in the remote bootheel area of New Mexico.

    ICE frees Mexican journalist

  • Not much happens at the lonely outpost of Antelope Wells, a border crossing in the remote bootheel area of New Mexico.

    ICE frees Mexican journalist

  • I grew up in the bootheel of MO and I used to go squirrel hunting with my dad when I was very young and I always enjoyed the peace and quiet that I experienced while we were hunting.

    Finding Field Time

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