- a whip for controlling horses.
- to beat with a horsewhip.
Origin of horsewhip
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Examples from the Web for horse-whip
He shall send his friends to me, or I will horse-whip him every time we meet.The Sea-Hawk
The Wizard got out his sword at once, and Zeb grabbed the horse-whip.Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz
L. Frank Baum
Yes, the man that scowls so, with the scar on his nose, and a horse-whip in his hand.Little Prudy
The father glanced at the horse-whip, and the mother cried; but it was no use.In Midsummer Days and Other Tales
"And if he likes to horse-whip you, he may do so," he declared.The Fortunes of Philippa
- a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses
- (tr) to flog with such a whip
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Word Origin and History for horse-whip
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