Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The hide of a horse.
  • n. Leather made from the hide of a horse.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Hide of a horse.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The hide of a horse.
  • n. Leather made of the hide of a horse.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. leather from the hide of a horse

Etymologies

horse +‎ hide (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I tried a pair in cordovan, a k a horsehide, from Alden, the venerable brand based and made in Massachusetts, and thought I was onto something.

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  • I tried a pair in cordovan, a k a horsehide, from Alden, the venerable brand based (and made) in Massachusetts, and thought I was onto something.

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  • And he was probably right, for outside of the horse ( "you can lead a horse to water ...," "horse of a different color", "cart before the horse" etc.,) no other single concrete noun has contributed as many terms as has the "horsehide" sport.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol IV No 1

  • Or B, he covered an entire car once with horsehide, with hooves on the side and a horse head in the middle of the hood?

    Cowboy Delmar Smith Plays Not My Job

  • Out on the field, the Braves players paired off and started tossing baseballs back and forth, the horsehide pounding leather rhythmically, like popcorn popping.

    In the Time of Bobby Cox

  • Someone pushed at her and she lost her balance, falling forward onto horsehide.

    Uprising

  • The boots were custom-made from horsehide, black with silver toe caps on them, initials cut from lizard skin.

    Eddie's Story

  • Even then, there were different grades of leather such as cowhide versus horsehide.

    Holster Leather | SciFi, Fantasy & Horror Collectibles

  • That boy needs a horsehide whip against his back for listening in.

    Shadow Princess

  • There was a fresh brown gouge in the horsehide, and a corresponding yellow-white gouge, she saw, in the tree trunk.

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