- a whip for controlling horses.
- to beat with a horsewhip.
Origin of horsewhip
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Examples from the Web for horsewhip
If I should tell her that she'd—I don't know's she wouldn't take and horsewhip me.
He lammed me with a horsewhip t'other day, 'cause I was ridin' behind his ox cart.
"To the length of a horsewhip," answered La Boulaye pleasantly.The Trampling of the Lilies
His hat, horsewhip, sword, and revolver were lying on the table.Nostromo: A Tale of the Seaboard
"I vote for the chestnuts," said Baby, slapping her boot with her horsewhip.Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2)
- a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses
- (tr) to flog with such a whip
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