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coachwhip

[kohch-hwip, -wip]
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noun
  1. a whip, usually having a long lash, used in driving a coach horse.
  2. Also called coachwhip snake. a long, slender snake, Masticophis flagellum, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, having a thin tail resembling a braided whip.
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Origin of coachwhip

First recorded in 1730–40; coach + whip
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Historical Examples

  • That interesting bird—the Coachwhip Bird—is far more often heard than seen.

    An Australian Bird Book

    John Albert Leach