One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- see boot (sense 1 of the noun)
- ‘Unlawfully parked cars are liable to be towed away or locked with Denver boots.’
- ‘Greg was drunk, so the police put a Denver boot on his car.’
- ‘On 15 September 1998, in LaSalle, Rosalind Burrowes was loudly objecting as bailiffs bolted a Denver boot on her wheel.’
1940s: named after Denver, Colorado, where the boot was introduced in 1949.
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