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boot

1. an enclosed compartment of a car for holding luggage, etc., usually at the rear
2. a protective covering over a mechanical device, such as a rubber sheath protecting a coupling joining two shafts
3. US and Canadian a rubber patch used to repair a puncture in a tyre
4. a protective covering for the lower leg of a horse
5. Computing short for bootstrap

boot

[büt]
(computer science)
To load the operating system into a computer after it has been switched on; usually applied to small computers.
(electricity)
A protective covering over any portion of a cable, wire, or connector.
(mining engineering)
A projecting portion of a reinforced concrete beam acting as a corbel to support the facing material, such as brick or stone.
The lower end of a bucket elevator.
(petroleum engineering)

Boot

[büt]
(astronomy)

boot

The flange and metal casing around a pipe that passes through a roof.

boot

boot
A flexible tubing bonded to the leading edge of wings, fins, elevators, and other aircraft surfaces to break up ice. These are inflated and deflated in a pulsating fashion. Each inflation and deflation results in the breaking up of ice that may have formed and is allowed to be swept away. Boots are generally provided on the leading edges of the mainplane, the tailplane, and the fin.

boot

boot

Causing the computer to start executing instructions. PCs and Macs contain built-in instructions in a ROM or flash memory chip that are automatically executed on startup. These instructions search for the operating system, load it and pass control to it. Starting up a large computer may require more button pushing and keyboard input.

Put Your Boots On!
The term comes from "bootstrap." Since bootstraps help you get your boots on, booting the computer helps it get its first instructions. The term is often used erroneously for application software. For example, you might hear someone say "let's boot Excel," whereas the correct usage is "launch Excel" or "load Excel." See cold boot, warm boot, clean boot, boot loader and first boot sequence.


You Need Help to Get Started
System Commander lets you install up to 100 different operating systems on your PC. On startup, this menu lets you choose your OS. (Screen shot courtesy of V Communications, Inc., www.v-com.com)





All the Boots You'll Ever Need
System Commander lets you install up to 100 different operating systems on your PC. On startup, this menu lets you choose your OS. (Screen shot courtesy of V Communications, Inc., www.v-com.com)
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