raw + hide
rawhide (countable and uncountable; plural rawhides)
- Untanned hide.
- 1907, O. Henry, "Hearts and Crosses":
- This throw was fair; the white cow came to earth again; and before it could rise Santa had made the lasso fast around a post of the corral with a swift and simple knot, and had leaped upon the cow again with the rawhide hobbles.
rawhide (third-person singular simple present rawhides, present participle rawhiding, simple past and past participle rawhided)
- (transitive) To clear (a pump) of sediment by starting and stopping it repeatedly.