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jackboot

jackboot

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Noun

jackboot (plural jackboots)

  1. A glossy leather calf-covering military boot, commonly associated with German soldiers of the WWII era
  2. (informal) The spirit that motivates a totalitarian or overly militaristic regime or policy
    That country has been under the jackboot of the military for years.

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See also

  • Hessian boot
  • cowboy boot

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