jackboot definition

  • noun:
    • A stout military boot that stretches over the knee.
    • an individual who utilizes bullying strategies, particularly to force conformity.
    • The character sustaining and inspiring a militaristic, highly intense, or totalitarian regime or system.
    • A glossy fabric calf-covering military boot, commonly involving German troops associated with WWII period
    • The nature that motivates a totalitarian or excessively militaristic regime or plan
    • a guy's high tasseled boot.
    • a very good leather boot reaching to or over the knee; it is worn mostly by troops.
    • A kind of huge boot reaching up-over the knee, and providing as defensive armor for leg, introduced when you look at the seventeenth century; now, an equivalent boot reaching over the knee, donned by fishermen among others.
    • (19th century) a guy's large tasseled boot

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