- a high boot, especially one having a cuff of a different material, color, etc., from the rest of the boot.
Origin of top boot
First recorded in 1760–70
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Examples from the Web for top boot
The latter, after remaining some time, was burnt, and the top-boot chopped off.Bygone Punishments
I took the knife quickly from my pocket, and stuck it into my top-boot.Jewish Children
Sholem Naumovich Rabinovich
In shape the borough is strikingly like a man's leg and foot in a top-boot.The Kensington District
Geraldine Edith Mitton
Pelikan had brought writing materials, a portable inkstand in his trouser pocket, and a quill pen in his top-boot.The Yellow Rose
Their descendant, the top-boot, has reformed itself wonderfully, and nearly all the inconvenience has been got rid of.
- a high boot, often with a decorative or contrasting upper section
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