coachwhip

[ kohch-hwip, -wip ]
/ ˈkoʊtʃˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp /

noun

a whip, usually having a long lash, used in driving a coach horse.
Also called coachwhip snake. a long, slender snake, Masticophis flagellum, of the southern U.S. and Mexico, having a thin tail resembling a braided whip.

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Origin of coachwhip

First recorded in 1730–40; coach + whip
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Example sentences from the Web for coachwhip

  • That interesting bird—the Coachwhip Bird—is far more often heard than seen.

    An Australian Bird Book|John Albert Leach