horsehide

noun
horse·hide | \ˈhȯrs-ˌhīd \

Definition of horsehide 

1 : the dressed or raw hide of a horse

2 : the ball used in the game of baseball

Examples of horsehide in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

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 From the 2018 Official Baseball Rules: The ball shall be a sphere formed by yarn wound around a small core of cork, rubber or similar material, covered with two strips of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together. Emma Baccellieri, SI.com, "The Home Runs Keep Increasing, But Are the Baseballs Different After All?," 29 May 2018 People do try to outdo each other with their horsehide motorcycle find or their reversible gabardine jacket find. Liza Corsillo, GQ, "Design Dealer Patrick Parrish Talks Flea Market Fashion and When To Grab Furniture Off the Street," 13 Mar. 2018 There is no sense trying to get into a WAR of numerical horsehide attrition with Keith Law. Tom Hoffarth, Orange County Register, "Hoffarth on the media: ESPN’s Keith Law brings order to new-age MLB stats," 20 June 2017 They are often treated as sacred horsehide monks or something. Mark Purdy, The Mercury News, "Purdy: Forget the tinkering, let’s overhaul these baseball rules," 28 Mar. 2017 The bowler (hurler, thrower or feeder), as the pitcher is called, threw the apple (pill, horsehide or onion), the ball, over the dish (home plate) as the striker (hitter) tried to hit it with his willow (bat). Carol Kovach, cleveland.com, "Vintage base ball clubs engage in friendly competition for the Western Reserve Cup," 26 June 2017 The only other significant change since then was in 1974 when the cover was changed from horsehide to cowhide. Kirk Kenney, sandiegouniontribune.com, "The baseball has been through just about everything through the years," 2 July 2017

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'horsehide.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of horsehide

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about horsehide

Statistics for horsehide

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for horsehide

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

See more words from the same century

More from Merriam-Webster on horsehide

See words that rhyme with horsehide

Comments on horsehide

What made you want to look up horsehide? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

one that holds something together

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Words from Greek and Roman Mythology Quiz

  • the-triumph-of-venus-by-alessandro-magnasco
  • Boreal comes from the name of the ancient Greek god of which wind?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!