bootjack

[ boot-jak ]
/ ˈbutˌdʒæk /

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.

Origin of bootjack

First recorded in 1835–45; boot1 + jack1
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bootjack

/ (ˈbuːtˌdʒæk) /

noun

a device that grips the heel of a boot to enable the foot to be withdrawn easily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