[boo l-hwip, -wip]
- a rawhide whip having a short handle and a long, plaited lash.
Origin of bullwhip
Also called bull-whack [boo l-hwak, -wak] /ˈbʊlˌʰwæk, -ˌwæk/.
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Examples from the Web for bullwhip
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
A couple of shots whipped by over my head, making noises like someone snapping a bullwhip.Highways in Hiding
George Oliver Smith
- a long tapering heavy whip, esp one of plaited rawhide
- (tr) to whip with a bullwhip