rawhide

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From raw +‎ hide.

Pronunciation[edit]

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.
  2. (transitive) To beat with a rawhide whip.