a boot reaching about halfway to the knee.
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Origin of half boot
First recorded in 1780–90
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Examples from the Web for half-boot
I ventured to express my doubts; Tom whipped off his half-boot, turned down his sock, and exclaimed triumphantly, "Look at that!"
British Dictionary definitions for half-boot
a boot reaching to the midcalf
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