Origin of boot camporigin, originally , bootneck, a Marine, in reference to the leather collar of the uniform; later contr. in use for a Marine recruit, then for a trainee more generally
A soldier at boot camp.
- The definition of boot camp is a military fitness and training camp.
An example of boot camp is the first eight weeks in a soldier's military career, their basic training.
- Boot camp is defined as a type of exercise program based on military-style fitness training.
An example of boot camp is an early morning class that has students doing lots of running and push ups.
- A training camp for military recruits.
- A correctional method, usually applied to youthful offenders, that employs strict disciplinary techniques and rigorous physical training analogous to those used with military recruits.
- An intensive training program, as for improving one's physical fitness or skills in a particular subject area.
(plural boot camps)
- (colloquial) Initial, basic indoctrination, physical fitness training and basic instruction in service-related subjects for new recruits in the armed forces (Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps).
- A short, intensive, quasi-military program generally aimed at young offenders as an alternative to a jail term.
- (idiomatic) Any short, intensive course of training.
- We will institute a boot camp for training the sales force in these new products.
boot camp - Computer Definition
Software from Apple that enables an Intel-based Mac to host the Windows operating system. Boot Camp divides the hard disk into Windows and Mac partitions, installs the necessary drivers and creates a "dual boot" environment. Introduced in 2006, Boot Camp does not provide a virtual machine capability such as found in Parallels Desktop and VMware Fusion (see Mactel). Windows and Mac applications are not run simultaneously. At startup, the user must choose which OS to use and must reboot to switch to the other environment. See boot and dual boot.