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cowhide

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noun cow·hide \ˈkau̇-ˌhīd\

Definition of cowhide

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

  2. 2 :  a coarse whip of rawhide or braided leather

Examples of cowhide in a Sentence

  1. a cloth made of cowhide

First Known Use of cowhide

14th century


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cowhide

verb cow·hide

Definition of cowhide

cowhided

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cowhiding

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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

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Definition of cowhide for English Language Learners

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


COWHIDE Defined for Kids

cowhide

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noun cow·hide \ˈkau̇-ˌhīd\

Definition of cowhide for Students

  1. 1 :  the hide of cattle or leather made from it

  2. 2 :  a whip of rawhide or braided leather



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