Definition of longhorn
1a : any of the long-horned cattle of Spanish derivation formerly common in the southwestern U.S.b : texas longhorn
2 or longhorn cheese : a firm-textured usually mild cheese (such as cheddar or Colby)
Recent Examples of longhorn from the Web
Texas Supreme Court declines to block a gender discrimination suit brought by former Longhorns women's track coach Bev Kearney, Paula Radcliffe says erasing world records punishes athletes twice.
Inset geode halves, turquoise cabochons along with seed beads of black, blue, turquoise, white and gray fill the contours of an otherwise ghostly type figure - the hollow skull of a longhorn bull’s head.
Safety Caden Sterns' flip from LSU to Texas is a great example of that, and the Longhorns are not planning on stopping there.
Fort Worth's A'Shawn Robinson also appears to have made the right call when swapping Texas' sagging Longhorns for Alabama just before the 2013 signing day.
RBV wrestling Rancho Buena Vista wrestling coach Chris Findell, who led the Longhorns to four league championships, a pair of San Diego Section titles and a dual meet crown in six seasons, has resigned.
Now, two of The Rocket's sons are chasing another title with the Longhorns.
Now, two of The Rocket’s sons are chasing another title with the Longhorns.
The Trojans won last year’s Rose Bowl while the Longhorns seek to rebound from a 5-7 mark under former coach Charlie Strong.
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First Known Use of longhorn
LONGHORN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of longhorn for English Language Learners
: a type of cow that has long horns
LONGHORN Defined for Kids
Definition of longhorn for Students
: a cow with very long horns that was once common in the southwestern United States
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