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

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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

In January, Jenner posted an image of herself lounging on a boat in a cowhide-print, buckle-belted one-piece from that same Western collection. Glamour, "Kylie Jenner Wore a Bandana Bikini on Instagram—and It's Available on Amazon," 19 Apr. 2019 Think spotted cowhide chairs in the lounge, fur throws at the edge of knotty wooden king-sized beds, and yurts decked out with antler chandeliers and leather couches. Cnt Editors, Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Resorts in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018 Noticeably missing arms, the wide seat is covered in luxurious cowhide (the original was pigskin) that features deep hand-tufting in a neat grid pattern across the back and seat. Maggie Burch, House Beautiful, "Here’s How the Iconic Barcelona Chair Design Came to Be," 23 Jan. 2019 Office: Armchair covering, printed cowhide in chocolate and white—Pacific Hide & Leather (T); pacifichide.com. House Beautiful, "September 2011 Issue Product Guide," 29 June 2011 Before designing the boxy bags, which have expanded from rainbow beads to include a bunch of quirky motifs, like fruit prints and cowhide, Korn worked in the jewelry space. Halie Lesavage, Glamour, "The Story Behind Susan Alexandra, Fashion's Most Delightful Handbag Brand," 15 Oct. 2018 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

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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 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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