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View synonyms for rawhide

rawhide

[ raw-hahyd ]

noun

  1. untanned skin of cattle or other animals.
  2. a rope or whip made of rawhide.


verb (used with object)

, raw·hid·ed, raw·hid·ing.
  1. to whip with a rawhide.

rawhide

/ ˈrɔːˌhaɪd /

noun

  1. untanned hide
  2. a whip or rope made of strips cut from such a hide


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rawhide1

First recorded in 1650–60; raw + hide 2

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Example Sentences

If you, like me, watch any movie involving dogs with your stomach muscles clenched as tight as a rawhide knot, you should know that there are several tense moments in Dog, times when you’re certain something bad is going to happen.

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The dog suddenly darted from the cabin and streaked after Dicks, a piece of rawhide trailing from his neck.

Lost Sister had fashioned a rude litter out of rawhide and two saplings, slack between the poles so the girl could not roll out.

For the lash or rawhide (scutica or lrum) was often used a sort of cat-o'-nine-tails, made of cords or thongs of leather.

No doubt you would give free play to the strap and the rawhide and other implements of the slave-driver.

“I do not know that,” replied Doña Jocasta thoughtfully, and she sank into a rawhide chair in the shade of a pillar.

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