Examples from the Web for jackboot
If you can force your jackboot in the door, you can try to go all the way.Putin’s Dream of Empire Doesn’t Stop at Crimea, Or Even Ukraine|Oleg Shynkarenko|March 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No American who has 42 choices is going to feel like the jackboot of the state is stomping on his neck.
Your supporters are hospitalized by jackboot thugs for sticking up for you.Makers|Cory Doctorow
Successful generals are bad masters, and the jackboot was now supreme at court.The Story of Paris|Thomas Okey
"The Duke might as well send his jackboot to lead us," said Pitt to Fox.A History of England, Period III.|Rev. J. Franck Bright
British Dictionary definitions for jackboot
- arbitrary, cruel, and authoritarian rule or behaviour
- (as modifier)jackboot tactics
Word Origin and History for jackboot
also jack-boot, 1680s, type of large, strong cavalry boot of 17c.-18c., later a type worn by German military and para-military units in the Nazi period. From jack (n.), though the exact sense here is unclear + boot (n.1). Figurative of military oppression since 1768. Related: Jackbooted.