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cowhide

[ kou-hahyd ]
/ ˈkaʊˌhaɪd /
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noun
the hide of a cow.
the leather made from it.
a strong, flexible whip made of rawhide or of braided leather.
cowhides, Informal. a pair of boots or shoes, especially those made of cowhide.
verb (used with object), cow·hid·ed, cow·hid·ing.
to whip with a cowhide.
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Origin of cowhide

First recorded in 1630–40; cow1 + hide2
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British Dictionary definitions for cowhide

cowhide
/ (ˈkaʊˌhaɪd) /

noun
the hide of a cow
the leather made from such a hide
Also called: cowskin
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