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bootheel

[boot-heel]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)
  1. an area of SE Missouri where the Missouri-Arkansas border dips southward forming a rectangular-shaped extension of the state.
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Origin of bootheel

boot1 + heel1; so called from the shape on the map; cf. panhandle1, panhandle2
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  • There was a ring of a bootheel as the two men approached the cabin unsuspectingly.

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