Jackboot meaning

jăk'bo͝ot'
A stout military boot that extends above the knee.
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A person who uses bullying tactics, especially to force compliance.
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The spirit sustaining and motivating a militaristic, highly aggressive, or totalitarian regime or system.
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A heavy, sturdy military boot that reaches above the knee.
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A glossy leather calf-covering military boot, commonly associated with German soldiers of the WWII era.
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(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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