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 Used fur and taxidermy products are exempt from the ban, along with leather, cowhide and shearling. Harmeet Kaur, CNN, "California becomes the first state to ban fur products," 13 Oct. 2019 With piles of 100-pound cowhides accumulating all over the country, unused and unsold, leather makers are warning of a looming commercial disaster. Los Angeles Times, "America is obsessed with beef. But it has no use for hides, so leather prices plunge," 19 Aug. 2019 Ethically sourced sheep fur — known as shearling or sheepskin — as well as cattle fur — referred to as calf hair and cowhide — are permitted. Danielle Garrand, CBS News, "Macy's announces it will stop selling fur by end of 2020 fiscal year," 21 Oct. 2019 The ban excludes used fur, fur used for religious or tribal purposes, as well as leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goatskin and taxidermy. Fox News, "California ban on new fur products is first in US," 13 Oct. 2019 The glut of cowhides has caused prices to plummet, rendering many worthless. Lydia Mulvany, Fortune, "There’s a Cowhide Glut, As Americans Devour Beef and Leather Falls Out of Fashion," 9 Aug. 2019 The glut of cowhides has caused prices to plummet, rendering many worthless. Lydia Mulvany, Fortune, "There’s a Cowhide Glut, As Americans Devour Beef and Leather Falls Out of Fashion," 9 Aug. 2019 The glut of cowhides has caused prices to plummet, rendering many worthless. Los Angeles Times, "America is obsessed with beef. But it has no use for hides, so leather prices plunge," 19 Aug. 2019 Brette absolutely loves the countertop that reminds her of cowhide. Lennie Omalza, The Courier-Journal, "Farmhouse-style Fisherville ranch boasts outdoor space and pool that will make you swoon," 3 July 2019

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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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The first known use of cowhide was in the 14th century

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4 Dec 2019

Cite this Entry

“Cowhide.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cowhided. Accessed 14 December 2019.

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More Definitions for cowhide

cowhide

noun
How to pronounce cowhide (audio)

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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