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bootheel

[boot-heel] /ˈbutˌhil/
noun, (sometimes initial capital letter)
1.
an area of SE Missouri where the Missouri-Arkansas border dips southward forming a rectangular-shaped extension of the state.
Origin
boot1 + heel1; so called from the shape on the map; cf. panhandle
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