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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bootjack

Historical Examples of bootjack

  • He then said to his dog, 'Dandie, I cannot find my bootjack; search for it.'

    Anecdotes of Dogs

    Edward Jesse

  • The bootjack doesn't make the souvenir; it's the souvenir makes the bootjack, doesn't it?

    Skippy Bedelle

    Owen Johnson

  • "Leave the room," says master, starting up and catching of his bootjack.

  • And Boots could assure me—which he did, touching his hair with his bootjack—that he hadn't found it yet.

  • And it was evident that Toby did not know about bringing the bootjack.

    Cudjo's Cave

    J. T. Trowbridge

British Dictionary definitions for bootjack



a device that grips the heel of a boot to enable the foot to be withdrawn easily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