rawhide

noun
raw·​hide | \ˈrȯ-ˌhīd \

Definition of rawhide 

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a whip of untanned hide

2 : untanned cattle skin

rawhide

verb
rawhided; rawhiding

Definition of rawhide (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

1 : to whip or drive with or as if with a rawhide

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Examples of rawhide in a Sentence

Verb

a strict disciplinarian, the rancher would rawhide his disobedient sons until they were black and blue

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

Gus was made to forage for meals, pulling chicken from a rawhide wrapper and coaxing a frozen mackerel out of a block of ice. David Scharfenberg, BostonGlobe.com, "Did humans drive this polar bear insane?," 13 July 2018 There’s a giant boxer-faced dog there, under the table, gnawing on rawhide. Rivka Galchen, The New Yorker, "Mum’s the Word," 4 June 2017 The recall was for multiple brands of rawhide dog chews sold in the U.S. and made in South America. Rick Barrett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Middleton-based Spectrum Brands looks to sell batteries and appliances units," 3 Jan. 2018 Big-time programs are on him like a dog on rawhide. Joe Davidson, sacbee, "‘A freak show’: Tremblay’s work in trenches draws recruits in ARC’s win over Sac City," 21 Oct. 2017 Big-time programs are on him like a dog on rawhide. Joe Davidson, sacbee, "‘A freak show’: Tremblay’s work in trenches draws recruits in ARC’s win over Sac City," 21 Oct. 2017 Big-time programs are on him like a dog on rawhide. Joe Davidson, sacbee, "‘A freak show’: Tremblay’s work in trenches draws recruits in ARC’s win over Sac City," 21 Oct. 2017 Big-time programs are on him like a dog on rawhide. Joe Davidson, sacbee, "‘A freak show’: Tremblay’s work in trenches draws recruits in ARC’s win over Sac City," 21 Oct. 2017 Big-time programs are on him like a dog on rawhide. Joe Davidson, sacbee, "‘A freak show’: Tremblay’s work in trenches draws recruits in ARC’s win over Sac City," 21 Oct. 2017

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

After six months of being whipped once a week with sticks and rawhide thongs — arbitrary punishment was used to stunt a slave’s dangerous sense of personhood — Douglass fought his tormentor. George Will, National Review, "Remembering Frederick Douglass, Champion of American Individualism," 31 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of rawhide

Noun

1763, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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rawhide

noun

English Language Learners Definition of rawhide

: the skin of a cow before it has been prepared or made into leather

rawhide

noun
raw·​hide | \ˈrȯ-ˌhīd \

Kids Definition of rawhide

: cattle skin before it has been made into leather

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