a sturdy leather reaching up over the knee, worn especially by soldiers.
Also called jackboot tactics. brutally bullying, militaristic, or authoritarian measures.
a person who uses such measures.
an all-leather military boot, extending up to or above the knee
also jack-boot, 1680s, type of large, strong cavalry boot of 17c.-18c., later a type worn by German military and para-military units in the Nazi period. From jack (n.), though the exact sense here is unclear + boot (n.1). Figurative of military oppression since 1768. Related: Jackbooted.
[jak-boo-tid] /ˈdʒækˌbu tɪd/ adjective 1. wearing . 2. brutally and oppressively bullying: a jackbooted militarism.
noun 1. another name for garlic mustard
- Jack cade
[keyd] /keɪd/ noun 1. Jack, died 1450, English rebel during the reign of Henry VI, based in Kent. /keɪd/ noun 1. a juniper tree, Juniperus oxycedrus of the Mediterranean region, the wood of which yields an oily brown liquid (oil of cade) used to treat skin ailments /keɪd/ adjective 1. (of a young animal) left […]
noun 1. a chain having open links in the form of a figure 8, with one loop at right angles to the other.