boot

[1] British term for a trunk.
[2] The rubber or plastic cover located at either end of the spark plug cable to insulate the connections between the cable ends and the spark plug and distributor terminal. Always grasp the cable by the boot when removing it. See spark plug boot.
[3] The protective cover of the ball joint that holds the grease.
[4] The cover that protects the suspension forks on a bicycle or motorcyle from dirt and grime.
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[4] The covering around the CV joint.
[5] A simple protective device (sometimes a piece of tube, tire, etc., cut to size) placed between the casing and tube. It offers temporary protection for the tube against pinching by an injury in the casing. It is not a repair of the injury and is unsafe to use.
[6] A denver boot, which is a device which clamps on the wheels of a parked car to immobilize it. Also called a heavy yellow boot.
[7] A colloquial term for the action of going very fast as in, We were booting along as fast as the snowmobile would go.

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