noun, plural rhi·nos, (especially collectively) rhi·no.
Origin of rhino1
noun Chiefly British Slang.
Origin of rhino2
Origin of rhino-
Examples from the Web for rhino
Contemporary Examples of rhino
But arrests of rhino poachers have also followed an upward curve.
Rhino horns are also sold as ceremonial daggers in Middle Eastern countries like Yemen.
Rhino horn is particularly lucrative—each kilogram can fetch up to $66,000.
Another crucial long-term plan is to get the rhino breeding again.
If elephant, rhino, and other African wildlife are poached to extinction, tourism will dry up.
Historical Examples of rhino
"The lions have found that rhino," remarked Kingozi indifferently.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
A man with nothing against him has a chance; with the rhino he has it, even if he's guilty.Romance
Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
The rhino was feeding tsetse as he dozed in the high swamp-grass.The Dop Doctor
Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
You know when we left the Alert we had plenty of rhino in our pockets.Select Temperance Tracts
American Tract Society
And, as if this were not enough to complete the circus, the hippo and the rhino must get together.The Grain Ship
noun plural -nos or -no
Word Origin for rhino
before a vowel rhin-
Word Origin for rhino-
short for rhinoceros, 1884. As slang for "cash" (also rino) 1680s, of unknown origin. Hence cant rhinocerial "rich" [Grose, 1788].
before vowels rhin-, word-forming element meaning "nose, of the nose," from Greek rhino-, comb. form of rhis "nose," which is of uncertain origin.