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horsewhip

[hawrs-hwip, -wip]
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noun
  1. a whip for controlling horses.
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verb (used with object), horse·whipped, horse·whip·ping.
  1. to beat with a horsewhip.
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Origin of horsewhip

1300–50; Middle English. See horse, whip
Related formshorse·whip·per, noun
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Examples from the Web for horsewhip

Historical Examples

  • If I should tell her that she'd—I don't know's she wouldn't take and horsewhip me.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • He lammed me with a horsewhip t'other day, 'cause I was ridin' behind his ox cart.

    Keziah Coffin

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "To the length of a horsewhip," answered La Boulaye pleasantly.

  • His hat, horsewhip, sword, and revolver were lying on the table.

  • "I vote for the chestnuts," said Baby, slapping her boot with her horsewhip.


British Dictionary definitions for horsewhip

horsewhip

noun
  1. a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses
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verb -whips, -whipping or -whipped
  1. (tr) to flog with such a whip
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Derived Formshorsewhipper, noun
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