Boot Hill

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Boot Hill

  1. (chiefly US) Name used for many cemeteries in the American Old West; nickname for any cemetery.
    • 1919, William MacLeod Raine, chapter 13, in A Man Four-Square:
      Every few days some unfortunate was buried on Boot Hill, a victim of his own inexpertness with the six-shooter.
    • 2008, Gail Pennington, "'60s upheaval shot down Westerns," St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 23 May (retrieved 8 June 2008):
      Where have all the TV Westerns gone? A genre once adored by viewers lies dead, but not forgotten, in television's Boot Hill.