bootheel

[boot-heel]
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noun (sometimes initial capital letter)

an area of SE Missouri where the Missouri-Arkansas border dips southward forming a rectangular-shaped extension of the state.

Nearby words

  1. booth, evangeline cory,
  2. booth, john wilkes,
  3. booth, junius brutus,
  4. booth, william,
  5. booth-babe,
  6. boothia,
  7. boothia peninsula,
  8. boothroyd,
  9. booths,
  10. bootie

Origin of bootheel

boot1 + heel1; so called from the shape on the map; cf. panhandle1, panhandle2

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