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bullwhip

or bull-whip

[ bool-hwip, -wip ]
/ ˈbʊlˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp /
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noun
a rawhide whip having a short handle and a long, plaited lash.
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Also called bull-whack [bool-hwak, -wak]. /ˈbʊlˌʰwæk, -ˌwæk/.

Origin of bullwhip

An Americanism dating back to 1850–55; bull1 + whip
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How to use bullwhip in a sentence

  • Some would say I went over to the dark side; others would give the nod to the bullwhip.

    A Few Good Books for Dads|John Elder Robison|June 14, 2013|DAILY BEAST
  • A couple of shots whipped by over my head, making noises like someone snapping a bullwhip.

    Highways in Hiding|George Oliver Smith

British Dictionary definitions for bullwhip

bullwhip
/ (ˈbʊlˌwɪp) /

noun
a long tapering heavy whip, esp one of plaited rawhide
verb -whips, -whipping or -whipped
(tr) to whip with a bullwhip
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