rawhide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

raw +‎ hide

Noun[edit]

rawhide (countable and uncountable, plural rawhides)

  1. 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.
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Verb[edit]

rawhide (third-person singular simple present rawhides, present participle rawhiding, simple past and past participle rawhided)

  1. (transitive) To clear (a pump) of sediment by starting and stopping it repeatedly.