- untanned skin of cattle or other animals.
- a rope or whip made of rawhide.
- to whip with a rawhide.
Origin of rawhide
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Examples from the Web for rawhide
He gave an impression of dry dinginess, like rawhide, and his eyes were mean and shifty.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
As he rode, Rathburn took his rawhide lariat from its place on the saddle.The Coyote
He had been writhing in his rawhide bonds, in a furious struggle to break loose.Bloom of Cactus
Robert Ames Bennet
Then they put a handle on the grooved stone and fastened it with rawhide.
He covered the towers with rawhide to protect them from any kind of missile.Ten Books on Architecture
- untanned hide
- a whip or rope made of strips cut from such a hide
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Word Origin and History for rawhide
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