Definition of horseshoe
1 : a usually U-shaped band of iron fitted and nailed to the rim of a horse's hoof to protect it
2 : something (such as a valley) shaped like a horseshoe
3 horseshoes plural : a game like quoits played with horseshoes or with horseshoe-shaped pieces of metal
horseshoerplay \ˈhȯrs-ˌshü-ər, ˈhȯrsh-\ noun
Examples of horseshoe in a Sentence
The lake was a horseshoe surrounded by tall pine trees.
Recent Examples of horseshoe from the Web
The staff behind the horseshoe bar prepped for the after-work flurry to come.
Every year, the 400 members pay their dues and work this tournament and other OTL events, plus the volleyball and horseshoe and wheelchair rugby and surfing and other tournaments and donate all profits to dozens of charities.
Sunday's events include the tennis tournament at 8 a.m., followed by the Home Days parade at 11 a.m. A horseshoe tournament starts at noon.
A freak accident involving a horseshoe prompted the fire department in Denver, N.C., to try a novel means of saving a horse named Jitterbug.
Rental equipment includes croquet, badminton, wiffleball, lawn games, horseshoes, frisbee, sports balls, throw down bases, volleyball/badminton net.
There are soccer and football fields, bocce ball courts, horseshoe pits, four handball/racquetball courts, a tennis/basketball court, a softball field and two volleyball courts.
There is also Central Park (250 Library Lane, glpd.com/venue/central-park-grayslake/) which offers a football field, softball and baseball fields, fishing, a bike path and a horseshoes playing area.
Moonlight even sharpens the visual acuity of horseshoe crabs, which come ashore on certain nights to mate.
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First Known Use of horseshoe
HORSESHOE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of horseshoe for English Language Learners
: a U-shaped band of iron nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof as a shoe
: something shaped like a horseshoe
horseshoes : a game in which players try to get horseshoes around a stake in the ground by throwing them at the stake from a certain distance
HORSESHOE Defined for Kids
Definition of horseshoe for Students
1 : a protective iron plate that is nailed to the rim of a horse's hoof
2 : something shaped like a horseshoe They put the horseshoe of roses around his neck. — Walter Farley, The Black Stallion
3 horseshoes plural : a game in which horseshoes are tossed at a stake in the ground
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