Definition of Boot Hill noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


Boot Hill

BrE BrE//ˌbuːt ˈhɪl//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbuːt ˈhɪl//
[uncountable] (US English, informal, humorous)
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(in the Wild West) a place where people are buried Culture One of the best known is at Tombstone, Arizona. The name comes from the idea that many people were buried in the boots they were wearing when they were killed.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: Boot Hill