a padded seat that can be placed on a chair seat, for seating a child at the proper height, as at a table or in a barber chair.
a person or thing that boosts, especially an energetic and enthusiastic supporter. Electricity. a device connected in series with a current for increasing or decreasing the nominal circuit voltage. Railroads. any machine, device, phenomenon, etc., that helps to move a train, as a tailwind, downgrade, roller bearings, or especially a helper locomotive. Military. an explosive […]
the action or policy of enthusiastically promoting something, as a city, product, or way of life: boosterism about the latest world’s fair. Contemporary Examples What Will Happen to Our Minds in the Future? Robert Herritt March 1, 2014 Constructive Criticism: Reviewing the Idea of Reviewing Ben Greenman May 19, 2013 noun the practice of actively […]
a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg. Chiefly British. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle. an overshoe, especially one of rubber or other waterproof material. an instrument of torture for the leg, consisting of a kind of vise extending from […]
a person who shines shoes and boots for a living. Historical Examples The Boy Broker Frank A. Munsey The Negro and the Nation George S. Merriam Mark Mason’s Victory Horatio Alger City Crimes Greenhorn The Agony Column Earl Derr Biggers Tom, The Bootblack Horatio Alger Cast Upon the Breakers Horatio Alger The Expressman and the […]