stockwhip

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stock +‎ whip

Noun[edit]

stockwhip (plural stockwhips)

  1. An Australian whip made of a long, tapered length of flexible, plaited leather with a stiff handle, used when mustering cattle.
    • 1938, Xavier Herbert, Capricornia, Chapter VI, p. 80, [1]
      [] Mrs. Pansy McLash, the keeper of the Siding House, was flogging a herd of goats from her garden. The goats surged on to the railway, intent on escaping the stockwhip whistling behind, and Mrs. McLash went after them, intent on teaching them the lesson of their lives.

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stockwhip (third-person singular simple present stockwhips, present participle stockwhipping, simple past and past participle stockwhipped)

  1. (transitive) To use such a whip.
    • 1964, Frederick Christian Folkard, The Remarkable Australians, page 95:
      He then started to stockwhip Frencham, curling the whip six times around his body.

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