cowhide

noun
cow·hide | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhīd \

Definition of cowhide 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : the hide of a cow also : leather made from this hide

2 : a coarse whip of rawhide or braided leather

cowhide

verb
cowhided; cowhiding

Definition of cowhide (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to flog with a cowhide whip

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Examples of cowhide in a Sentence

Noun

a cloth made of cowhide

Verb

was cowhiding the horse until a police officer intervened

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

After tanning, all cowhides are an identical tan color. Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How To Make Leather," 2 Aug. 2016 This slipper chair is cowhide in front, faux leather straps behind. Kathryn O’shea-evans, WSJ, "A Living Room for People Who Love Neutrals—but Hate Dullness," 21 June 2018 In the 1970s, the cover material changed from horsehide to cowhide, and the manufacturer of the official ball switched from Spalding to Rawlings. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "The Home Runs Keep Increasing, But Are the Baseballs Different After All?," 29 May 2018 Using Kentucky bison and cowhide combined with waxed cotton fabric and solid brass accessories, Jacoby's team handcrafts each order — from world leaders to your neighbor next door — one at a time. Kirby Adams, The Courier-Journal, "This small Louisville leather shop makes golf bags for the president," 31 May 2018 From the 2018 Official Baseball Rules: The ball shall be a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or similar material, covered with two strips of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "The Home Runs Keep Increasing, But Are the Baseballs Different After All?," 29 May 2018 But these shoes, made from brick-red cowhide, are cute and don’t scream for attention. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 But these shoes, made from brick-red cowhide, are cute and don’t scream for attention. Hannah Elliott, Bloomberg.com, "The Best Non-Car Stuff To Buy From Bentley, Porsche, and Rolls-Royce," 6 Apr. 2018 For Pruning: Exemplary Gardens Pruning Gloves These elbow-length gloves made from goatskin and cowhide serve the same function as the ones above, but are a great fit for both men and women. Stephanie Eckelkamp, Good Housekeeping, "10 Best Gardening Gloves," 12 Apr. 2017

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First Known Use of cowhide

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1794, in the meaning defined above

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cowhide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of cowhide

: the skin of a cow or leather made from it

cowhide

noun
cow·hide | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhīd \

Kids Definition of cowhide

1 : the hide of cattle or leather made from it

2 : a whip of rawhide or braided leather

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