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

  • n. The lash of a whip.
  • n. An injury to the cervical spine caused by an abrupt jerking motion of the head, either backward or forward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. the lash of a whip
  • n. an injury to the upper spine caused by a violent jerk of the head in either a backward or forward or side to side direction
  • v. To jerk back and forth; to buffet
  • v. To lash as if with a whip

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The lash of a whip, -- usually made of thongs of leather, or of cords, braided or twisted.
  • n. a sudden change of direction, resembling the motion of the tip of a whip when it is cracked.
  • n. a stinging psychological effect reminiscent of being stung by a whip.
  • n. a whiplash injury.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The lash, or pliant part, of a whip.

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

  • n. an injury to the neck (the cervical vertebrae) resulting from rapid acceleration or deceleration (as in an automobile accident)
  • n. a quick blow delivered with a whip or whiplike object


whip +‎ lash (Wiktionary)



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