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

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

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

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

  • noun the lash of a whip
  • noun 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
  • verb To jerk back and forth; to buffet
  • verb To lash as if with a whip

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

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


from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

whip +‎ lash


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