bullwhack

noun
bull·​whack | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌ(h)wak, also ˈbəl- \

Definition of bullwhack

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly West
: a long heavy whip with short handle used especially when driving teams of four or more animals

bullwhack

verb, transitive + intransitive
bull·​whack | \ ˈbu̇l-ˌ(h)wak, also ˈbəl- \
bullwhacked; bullwhacking; bullwhacks

Definition of bullwhack (Entry 2 of 2)

chiefly West : to drive animals (such as an ox team) using a whip rather than a goad

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History and Etymology for bullwhack

Noun

back-formation from bullwhacker

Verb, transitive + intransitive

back-formation from bullwhacker

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“Bullwhack.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bullwhack. Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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