cowhide

noun
cow·​hide | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhīd How to pronounce cowhide (audio) \

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

Examples of cowhide in a Sentence

Noun a cloth made of cowhide Verb was cowhiding the horse until a police officer intervened
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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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26 Apr 2022

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“Cowhide.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowhide. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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cowhide

noun
cow·​hide | \ ˈkau̇-ˌhīd How to pronounce cowhide (audio) \

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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