A flexible cover of rubber or plastic, which may be preformed to a particular shape and used to protect a shaft, lever, switch, or opening from dust, dirt, moisture, etc. (noun)
A torture device used on the feet or legs, such as a Spanish boot. (noun)
A parking enforcement device used to immobilize a car until it can be towed or a fine is paid; a wheel clamp. (noun)
A rubber bladder on the leading edge of an aircraftâ€™s wing, which is inflated periodically to remove ice buildup. A deicing boot. (noun)
A place at the side of a coach, where attendants rode; also, a low outside place before and behind the body of the coach. (noun)
A place for baggage at either end of an old-fashioned stagecoach. (noun)
The luggage storage compartment of a sedan or saloon car. (noun)
The act or process of removing somebody from a chat room. (noun)
unattractive person, ugly woman (noun)
To kick. (verb)
To apply corporal punishment (compare slippering). (verb)
To forcibly eject. (verb)
To vomit. (verb)
To disconnect forcibly; to eject from an online service, conversation, etc. (verb)
remedy, amends (noun)
profit, plunder (noun)
to profit, avail, benefit (verb)
The act or process of bootstrapping; the starting or re-starting of a computing device. (noun)
To bootstrap; to start a system, eg. a computer, by invoking its boot process or bootstrap. (verb)
A bootleg recording. (noun)
Examples of word boot
IV. iv.651 (360,7) [boot] that is, _something over and above_, or, as we now say, _something to boot_.
BUT if Disk A is in the system, OSX will boot from Disk B as the ** boot** disk, but then it'll still make Disk A the ** root** disk, meaning if you do a df - k/, or diskutil info/, you will notice Disk A is mounted as "/"!
The entry in the menu letting you boot to one or the other is in c: oot. ini.
Incidentally, the term "boot camp" itself has undergone a semantic recalibration, and now primarily denotes the period between the X Factor auditions and the live shows, as opposed to a training academy for military recruits.
In essence, the machine has to kick start itself, â€œpull itself up by its own bootstrapsâ€ before it can start working; hence the term boot.