[kohch-hwip, -wip]
  1. a whip, usually having a long lash, used in driving a coach horse.
  2. 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.

Origin of coachwhip

First recorded in 1730–40; coach + whip Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of coachwhip

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

    An Australian Bird Book

    John Albert Leach