noun Western U.S.
a cemetery of a frontier settlement, especially one in which gunfighters were buried.
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tomb, garden, graveyard, mortuary, crypt, sepulcher, catacomb, vault, churchyard, charnel, ossuary, necropolis, grave, Golgotha, cemetery
- boot boy,
- boot camp,
- boot hook,
- boot money,
- boot out,
- boot topping,
- boot tree
Origin of boot hill
An Americanism dating back to 1900–05
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