horsewhip

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

horse +‎ whip

NounEdit

horsewhip (plural horsewhips)

  1. A whip used on horses.

TranslationsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. To flog or lash somebody savagely 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.
Last modified on 8 October 2013, at 01:21