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Meaning of jackboot

jack•boot

Pronunciation: ( jak'bt"), [key]
— n.
  1. a sturdy leather boot reaching up over the knee, worn esp. by soldiers.
  2. Also calledbrutally bullying, militaristic, or authoritarian measures.
  3. a person who uses such measures.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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