bootjack

[ boot-jak ]
/ ˈbutˌdʒæk /
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noun

a yokelike device for catching the heel of a boot, as a riding boot, to aid in removing it.
a notch or molding for the same purpose, cut into a piece of furniture.

Nearby words

  1. boothia peninsula,
  2. boothroyd,
  3. booths,
  4. bootie,
  5. booting,
  6. bootlace,
  7. bootlace fungus,
  8. bootlace worm,
  9. bootle,
  10. bootleg

Origin of bootjack

First recorded in 1835–45; boot1 + jack1

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British Dictionary definitions for bootjack

bootjack

/ (ˈbuːtˌdʒæk) /

noun

a device that grips the heel of a boot to enable the foot to be withdrawn easily
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