from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A stout military boot that extends above the knee.
  • noun A person who uses bullying tactics, especially to force compliance.
  • noun The spirit sustaining and motivating a militaristic, highly aggressive, or totalitarian regime or system.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A kind of large boot reaching up over the knee, and serving as defensive armor for the leg, introduced in the seventeenth century; now, a similar boot reaching above the knee, worn by fishermen and others.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 19th century a man's high tasseled boot.
  • noun A strong leather boot reaching up to or over the knee; it is worn mostly by soldiers.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A glossy leather calf-covering military boot, commonly associated with German soldiers of the WWII era
  • noun The spirit that motivates a totalitarian or overly militaristic regime or policy

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot


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