Boot (disambiguation)

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A boot is a type of footwear.

Boot or boots may also refer to:


  • Boot (car), the storage compartment of a car
  • Denver boot, also known as a wheel clamp, which can be attached to a vehicle to prevent its movement
  • Deicing boot, a device installed on aircraft surfaces to help prevent icing problems
  • Boot, a built-in compartment on a horse-drawn coach, used originally as a seat for the coachman and later for storage
  • Car boot tonneau cover, used for concealing a retracted convertible car top


  • Booting, the initial set of operations that a computer system performs when turned on
  • /boot/ directory, a protected Unix directory used in the boot process
  • Boot (magazine), an American computer magazine now known as Maximum PC
  • Ping-Pong virus, alternatively called "boot"
  • Boot (software), a Clojure build automation tool

Arts and entertainment[edit]


Fictional characters[edit]



  • Boot (surname), a list of people surnamed either Boot or Boots
  • Boots (nickname), a list of people
  • "The Boot", nickname of New Zealand rugby union player Don Clarke (1933-2002)
  • Gypsy Boots (1914-2004), American fitness pioneer, actor and writer born Robert Bootzin, also known as Boots Bootzin


Other uses[edit]

  • Build-Operate-Own-Transfer, an arrangement for funding projects
  • Boot (real estate), any property received by a taxpayer in an IRC 1031 exchange which is not like-kind to the relinquished property
  • Boot (torture), a torture device for crushing the human foot
  • Boot of beer, a form of beer glassware in the shape of a boot
  • Cylinder boot, a rubber protector for the bottom end of a scuba cylinder
  • Boot (medical), a protective device worn while an injured foot is healing
  • Boot, a legal compensation, profit or use, hence the phrase to boot, see estovers
  • Boot, a recruit undergoing recruit training in the United States Marine Corps or Navy or an inexperienced marine or sailor
  • Boot, the outer shell of a reed pipe in a pipe organ
  • Boot or boots, a servant who acts as a shoeshiner, especially in a hotel

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