bullwhack

1 of 2

noun

bull·​whack
ˈbu̇l-ˌ(h)wak,
also ˈbəl-
chiefly West
: a long heavy whip with short handle used especially when driving teams of four or more animals

bullwhack

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verb, transitive + intransitive

bull·​whack
ˈbu̇l-ˌ(h)wak,
also ˈbəl-
bullwhacked; bullwhacking; bullwhacks
chiefly West : to drive animals (such as an ox team) using a whip rather than a goad

Word History

Etymology

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 22 Apr. 2024.

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