horsewhip

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Etymology[edit]

horse +‎ whip

Noun[edit]

horsewhip (plural horsewhips)

  1. A whip for use on horses.

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Verb[edit]

horsewhip (third-person singular simple present horsewhips, present participle horsewhipping, simple past and past participle horsewhipped)

  1. (transitive) To flog or lash with a horsewhip.
    • 1876, Anthony Trollope, The Prime Minister:
      He had told his wife that he would ask Fletcher to give up the borough, and that he would make that request with a horsewhip in his hand [] But there were difficulties. A man is not horsewhipped simply because you wish to horsewhip him.