jackboot

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n jackboot (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n jackboot 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. The jack-boots of postilions, and those worn by mounted soldiers and even officers of rank, were of exaggerated weight and solidity throughout the seventeenth century and until late in the eighteenth. It was difficult to walk in them.
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Usage

In literature:

He preceded the Princess's carriage in a buff coat and jackboots, with a sword at his side and pistols in his holsters.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
You have your armour and headpieces, your doublets and jackboots, so there is not much to buy.
"Won by the Sword" by G.A. Henty
The "post" was a stout countryman, with a red coat, tall jackboots and a huge hat.
"Love and Life" by Charlotte M. Yonge
Here was a russet-coated Taunton volunteer in jackboots and bandolier, holding forth on the justification by works.
"Micah Clarke" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Look at the Noble Guard in their helmets and jackboots.
"The Eternal City" by Hall Caine
Successful generals are bad masters, and the jackboot was now supreme at court.
"The Story of Paris" by Thomas Okey
Nestor Roqueplan wore jackboots at home instead of slippers, because the latter chaussure was preferred by the shopkeeper.
"An Englishman in Paris" by Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
For Law and Ruth, and Faith and Truth, With my jackboot's heel I'll spurn 'em!
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
Your supporters are hospitalized by jackboot thugs for sticking up for you.
"Makers" by Cory Doctorow
Half way up the marshals and generals, who wore jackboots, could go no farther.
"Military Career of Napoleon the Great" by Montgomery B. Gibbs
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In news:

Even male terrorist chic hit the Paris runways in 1978 as Daniel Hechter's I.R.A.-tweed look jackbooted along.
I asked Gov Brian Sandoval about the jackboot of socialism on the neck of Nevada's economic recovery last week.
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