Boot (disambiguation)

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A boot is a type of footwear.

Boot or Boots may also refer to:



People with the name[edit]

  • Boot (surname), a list of people surnamed either Boot or Boots
  • Boots (nickname), a list of people with the nickname
  • Boots (musician), an American record producer
  • Boots Riley, American rapper, lead vocalist of The Coup and Street Sweeper Social Club
  • Gypsy Boots (1914–2004), also known as Boots Bootzin, American fitness pioneer, actor and writer born Robert Bootzin
  • Little Boots, English electropop singer-songwriter and DJ

Arts, entertainment, and media[edit]

Fictional characters[edit]


  • Boots (film), a 1919 American silent film starring Dorothy Gish and Richard Barthelmess
  • Das Boot ("The Boat"), a 1981 German movie by Wolfgang Petersen based on the Lothar-Günther Buchheim novel of the same name



  • Boot Records, a former Canadian country, bluegrass and contemporary folk label formed in 1971

Albums and EPs[edit]

  • Boots (album), a 1966 album by Nancy Sinatra
  • "Boots" (EP), a 2002 EP by industrial music band KMFDM with a cover of the Nancy Sinatra song
  • Boot!, a 2013 album by The Thing
  • Boots, a 2002 album by Noe Venable


Other uses in arts, entertainment, and media[edit]


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

Roles or professions[edit]

  • Boot, a recruit undergoing recruit training in the United States Marine Corps or Navy, or an inexperienced marine or sailor
  • Boot or boots, a servant who acts as a shoeshiner, especially in a hotel


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

Other uses[edit]

  • Boot (medical), a protective device worn while an injured foot is healing
  • 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
  • Build-Operate-Own-Transfer, an arrangement for funding projects
  • Cylinder boot, a rubber protector for the bottom end of a scuba cylinder
  • Boot, Old English for estover, an English law term
  • Boot, the outer shell of a reed pipe in a pipe organ

See also[edit]