rawhider

noun
raw·​hid·​er | \ -də(r) \

Definition of rawhider

1 : one that rawhides: such as
a : a miner who rawhides ore broadly : a small-scale miner : prospector
b : a harsh taskmaster (as a domineering executive)
2 : a user of rawhide: such as
a : a border pioneer of the southwestern U.S.
b : one that puts a protective leather covering on wooden artificial limbs

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First Known Use of rawhider

1896, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Rawhider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rawhider. Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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