boot camp

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boot camp (plural boot camps)

  1. (chiefly Canada, US, colloquial) Initial, basic indoctrination, physical fitness training and basic instruction in service-related subjects for new recruits in the armed forces (Army, Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps).
  2. (chiefly Canada, US) A short, intensive, quasi-military program generally aimed at young offenders as an alternative to a jail term.
  3. (chiefly Canada, US, idiomatic) Any short, intensive course of training.
    We will institute a boot camp for training the sales force in these new products.