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horsewhip

[ hawrs-hwip, -wip ]

noun

  1. a whip for controlling horses.


verb (used with object)

, horse·whipped, horse·whip·ping.
  1. to beat with a horsewhip.

horsewhip

/ ˈhɔːsˌwɪp /

noun

  1. a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses


verb

  1. tr to flog with such a whip
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Derived Forms

  • ˈhorseˌwhipper, noun
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Other Words From

  • horsewhipper noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of horsewhip1

1300–50; Middle English. See horse, whip
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Example Sentences

I could not help at the meeting threatening to horsewhip J. Price for the falsehoods that he with the others had reported.

Seizing him by the collar, and threatening him with the horsewhip.

The horsewhip and revolver were as necessary to its conduct as the pen and inkpot.

I only wonder he did not horsewhip Philip round the quadrangle.

I am told she lifted her horsewhip on a gentleman once, and then put her horse at him and rode him down.

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