Definitions

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

  • n. A whip used to control a horse.
  • transitive v. To beat with or as if with a horsewhip.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A whip used on horses.
  • v. To flog or lash somebody savagely with a horsewhip.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A whip for horses.
  • transitive v. To flog or chastise with a horsewhip.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A whip for driving or controlling horses.
  • To chastise with a horsewhip.

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

  • v. whip with a whip intended for horses
  • n. a whip for controlling horses

Etymologies

horse +‎ whip (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • In my confused state, I moved out but not fast enough as he (the cold looking brother of my boss) approached me with horsewhip!

    Before I lost her

  • Now, if the Democrats had said, "Republicans take Medicare out behind the Cannon Office Building and horsewhip it," that's a different story.

    Politifact Has Decided That A Totally True Thing Is The "Lie Of The Year," For Some Reason

  • In the 1930s, when Fry was around 9 or 10, he said his father dragged him to the barn and started beating him with a horsewhip for no apparent reason.

    Iowa: The Harvard of Coaching

  • This was the woman who, at her divorce trial four years before, had publicly admitted to using a horsewhip on her wealthy elderly husband during lovemaking.

    'Girl of Murder City'

  • As a side note though, considering that that lady was a military brat (and I mean no offense by this), I would've loved to know what she said/did when she jumped out of her car and grabbed the aides 'horsewhip.

    WE ARE NOT HAPPY

  • Lucky won't even speak to me, Frederick's standing over me with a horsewhip, and Phenny can't stop sniggering.

    Oh, the Agony...

  • There, too, she had first tasted the back of a hand in anger, the sting of a horsewhip, bone-deep fear and, finally, an unthinkable act of self defense.

    Without A Trace

  • The Klan, it seemed, still had an ill-deserved reputation for chivalry in some circles left over from the period in the 1920s when it would horsewhip wayward husbands.

    Leonard Zeskind: Haley Barbour Has No Excuse

  • It had been his bad luck that where an ordinary wife would have treated his insults with icy disdain, or at most urged her husband to call on the cad with a horsewhip, my eccentric lady had nursed her vengeance for years before ruin - ing him with a stratagem so dangerous (never mind its warped lunacy) that my blood still runs cold to think of it, twenty years on.

    Watershed

  • Keeping himself in check -- I could see his shoulders rise toward his neck -- Figland grasped the fishing rod like a horsewhip.

    Beard

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