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

  • transitive v. To remove the horns from.
  • transitive v. To prevent growth in the horns of (cattle, for example), as by cauterization.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To remove the horns from.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To deprive of horns; to prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle) by burning their ends soon after they start. See dishorn.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To remove the horns from (domestic cattle).
  • To saw off the ends of logs bearing the owner's mark and to put on a new mark.

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

  • v. take the horns off (an animal)
  • v. prevent the growth of horns of certain animals

Etymologies

de- +‎ horn (Wiktionary)

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