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[hahrd-boot] /ˈhɑrdˌbut/
a horse-racing enthusiast.
Origin of hardboot
1920-25; hard + boot1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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A devotee of horses and of horse racing: Granted hardboots can be sentimental about a horse on the lead (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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hard boot in Technology

operating system
A boot which resets the entire system.
The phrase has connations of hostility toward, or frustration with, the computer being booted. For example, "I'll have to hard boot this losing Sun", or "I recommend booting it hard".
Hard boots are often performed with a power cycle.
Contrast soft boot. See also cold boot and reboot
[Jargon File]

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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