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iron heel

noun

1 iron heel

An instrument of torture that is used to heat or crush the foot and leg.

synonyms: boot, iron boot, the boot.

Roget 739: severity; strictness, harshness etc. adj.; rigor, stringency, austerity; inclemency etc. (pitilessness) 914.1; arrogance etc. ... show more

Roget 975: scourge, rod, cane, stick; ratan, rattan; birch, birch rod; azote, blacksnake, bullwhack [U.S.], chicote, kurbash, quirt, ... show more

Dutch: hoge, huls, schoen
Polish: hiszpaƄskie buty




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