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Definition of "boot" []

  • Protective footgear, as of leather or rubber, covering the foot and part or all of the leg. (noun)
  • A protective covering, especially a sheath to enclose the base of a floor-mounted gear shift lever in a car or truck. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An automobile trunk. (noun)
  • A kick. (noun)
  • Slang An unceremonious dismissal, as from a job. Used with the. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "boot" in a sentence
  • "IV. iv.651 (360,7) [boot] that is, _something over and above_, or, as we now say, _something to boot_."
  • "BUT if Disk A is in the system, OSX will boot from Disk B as the ** boot** disk, but then it'll still make Disk A the ** root** disk, meaning if you do a df - k/, or diskutil info/, you will notice Disk A is mounted as "/"!"
  • "The entry in the menu letting you boot to one or the other is in c: \boot. ini."