verb (used with object), horse·shoed, horse·shoe·ing.
- horseradish peroxidase,
- horseradish tree,
- horseshoe arch,
- horseshoe back,
- horseshoe bat,
- horseshoe crab,
- horseshoe fern
Origin of horseshoe
Examples from the Web for horseshoe
He had a scraggly beard and his once clean-shaven head was ringed by a horseshoe of graying hair.In His First Interview, Saif al-Islam Says He Has Not Been Given Access to a Lawyer|Fred Abrahams|December 30, 2011|DAILY BEAST
Basketball, foosball, bocce ball—there's even a horseshoe pit.
That is what is said—in some instances—over on West Hill, when the elegant visitors came home from calling at the Horseshoe.Real Folks|Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
Each of the columns upholds a small pilaster, and between them is a horseshoe arch, no two of the columns being alike.Foot-prints of Travel|Maturin M. Ballou
The table was in the shape of a horseshoe, and there were about eighty people present.The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912|Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
The tug dropped them off the Tail of the Horseshoe; a smashing sou'wester was serving them.Blow The Man Down|Holman Day
I only felt his grip on my right arm, as he seized it and snatched the horseshoe from me.Vandemark's Folly|Herbert Quick
verb -shoes, -shoeing or -shoed
HORSE-SHOES, the game of coits, or quoits--because sometimes actually played with horse-shoes. [John Trotter Brockett, "A Glossary of North Country Words," 1829]
The belief that finding a horseshoe by chance is lucky is attested from late 14c., and the practice of nailing one above a doorway to prevent a witch entering therein was common in London down to c.1800. Of a type of bend in a river, 1770, American English. As a type of crab, from 1775.