Definitions

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  • adj. Resembling or characteristic of the lash of a whip.

Etymologies

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lash +‎ -like

Examples

  • In the 1960s biologists studying conception described the "whip-lashlike motion and strong lurches" of sperm "delivering" genes required to "activate the developmental program of the egg," which "drifted" along passively.

    The Science Wars

  • Labiskwee muttered something in Indian, and so lashlike was the sound that Smoke remembered she had been called "cheetah" by

    Smoke Bellew

  • Strings of expletives he swung lashlike over the backs of his men, and it was evident that his previous efforts had in nowise impaired his resources.

    The Red Badge of Courage

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