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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The hide of a cow.
  • noun The leather made from this hide.
  • noun A strong heavy flexible whip, usually made of braided leather.
  • transitive verb To beat with a strong heavy flexible whip.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The skin of a cow prepared for tanning, or the thick coarse leather made from it.
  • noun In the United States, a stout flexible whip made of braided leather or of rawhide.
  • Made of the leather called cowhide: as, heavy cowhide boots.
  • To beat or whip with a cowhide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The hide of a cow.
  • noun Leather made of the hide of a cow.
  • noun A coarse whip made of untanned leather.
  • transitive verb To flog with a cowhide.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun countable A hide of a cow.
  • noun uncountable Any quantity of hides of cows.
  • noun uncountable Leather made from the hide of cows.
  • verb transitive To flog with a cowhide.

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

  • noun leather made from the hide of a cow
  • noun a heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow
  • noun the hide of a cow
  • verb flog with a cowhide

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

cow +‎ hide

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