jackboot jackboot

Definition(s):

  • (n) (19th century) a man's high tasseled boot

Usage(s):

  1. Over the years, far-right fortunes have surged, only to ebb as the parties have shot themselves in the jackboot with internal feuds and rickety organization.
  2. A show of bravado by Paraguayan students brought that country back under jackboot dictatorship.
  3. Makarios, now President of Cyprus, considers Grivas a trigger-happy jackboot bent on grabbing full power on the island.

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Quotes

  1. "Work place agreements, the jackboot intervention in the Northern Territory and new voters denied votes have been rammed through without dissent and people have been stood over and bullied into silence," Senator Allison said.
    on Nov 9, 2007 By: Lyn Allison Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "His retirement gift to the people of Queensland is to put the jackboot into the democratically-elected people of various local government bodies," Mr Howard said.
    on Aug 9, 2007 By: John Howard Source: The West Australian

  3. "I fully understand Krivokapic's stance that Montenegro was misused during Serbia's aggression against Croatia. She was under Milosevic's jackboot and under the influence of leaders and the Yugoslav Army General Staff," Seks said.
    on Mar 8, 2007 By: Vladimir Seks Source: Southeast European Times

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