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bootjack

[boot-jak] /ˈbutˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a yokelike device for catching the heel of a boot, as a riding boot, to aid in removing it.
2.
a notch or molding for the same purpose, cut into a piece of furniture.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; boot1 + jack1
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bootjack

/ˈbuːtˌdʒæk/
noun
1.
a device that grips the heel of a boot to enable the foot to be withdrawn easily
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