Boot Hill
Name used for many cemeteries in the American Old West; nickname for any cemetery.

Every few days some unfortunate was buried on Boot Hill, a victim of his own inexpertness with the six-shooter.


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  • Boot Hill — (or Boothill) is the name for any number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West. During the 19th century it was a common name for the burial grounds of gunfighters, or those who died with their boots on (i.e., violently). Also, Boot Hill… …   Wikipedia

  • boot hill — noun Usage: sometimes capitalized B&H Etymology: so called from the supposition that most persons buried there died with their boots on West : a burial ground especially for men killed in gunfights as a wild town in early days, it had its boot… …   Useful english dictionary

  • boot hill — {n.} A cemetery in the old Wild West where cowboys and cops and robbers used to be buried with their boots on. Hence, jokingly, any cemetery. * /Good old Joe, the cowboy, is resting comfortably in the nearby boot hill./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boot hill — {n.} A cemetery in the old Wild West where cowboys and cops and robbers used to be buried with their boots on. Hence, jokingly, any cemetery. * /Good old Joe, the cowboy, is resting comfortably in the nearby boot hill./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boot\ hill — noun A cemetery in the old Wild West where cowboys and cops and robbers used to be buried with their boots on. Hence, jokingly, any cemetery. Good old Joe, the cowboy, is resting comfortably in the nearby boot hill …   Словарь американских идиом

  • boot hill — Western U.S. a cemetery of a frontier settlement, esp. one in which gunfighters were buried. [1900 05, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Boot Hill (disambiguation) — Boot Hill is the name for a number of cemeteries, chiefly in the American West.Boot Hill may also refer to: * Boot Hill (arcade game), an arcade game from Midway * Boot Hill (film), a western starring Terence Hill * Boot Hill (role playing game) …   Wikipedia

  • Boot Hill (role-playing game) — Infobox RPG title=Boot Hill caption= Boot Hill Second Edition Cover designer=Brian Blume and Gary Gygax publisher=TSR, Inc. date=1975 genre=Western Boot Hill is a western role playing game designed by Brian Blume and Gary Gygax. It was TSR s… …   Wikipedia

  • Boot Hill (arcade game) — Infobox VG title = Boot Hill developer = Midway release = 1977 genre = shooter game modes = Single player, 2 player cabinet = Upright display = Low resolution monochrome input = joystick platforms = Arcade Boot Hill is a shooter arcade game… …   Wikipedia

  • Boot Hill Bowl — Collegebowl name = Boot Hill Bowl full name = Boot Hill Bowl Games nickname = defunct = Yes image size = caption = stadium = Memorial Stadium (Dodge City) [ [http://www.departments.dsu.edu/athletics/awards honors/hall of fame/story 2001.asp… …   Wikipedia

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