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cowhide

noun cow·hide \ ˈkau̇-ˌhīd \
Updated on: 21 Nov 2017

Definition of cowhide

1 : the hide of a cow; also : leather made from this hide
2 : a coarse whip of rawhide or braided leather

Examples of cowhide in a Sentence

  1. a cloth made of cowhide

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First Known Use of cowhide

14th century


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cowhide

verb

Definition of cowhide

cowhided; cowhiding
transitive verb
: to flog with a cowhide whip

Examples of cowhide in a Sentence

  1. was cowhiding the horse until a police officer intervened

First Known Use of cowhide

1794


COWHIDE Defined for English Language Learners

cowhide

noun

Definition of cowhide for English Language Learners

  • : the skin of a cow or leather made from it


COWHIDE Defined for Kids

cowhide

noun cow·hide \ ˈkau̇-ˌhīd \

Definition of cowhide for Students

1 : the hide of cattle or leather made from it
2 : a whip of rawhide or braided leather


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