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Definition of "horseshoe" []

  • A flat U-shaped metal plate fitted and nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof for protection. (noun)
  • A U-shaped object similar to a horseshoe. (noun)
  • A game in which players toss horseshoes or horseshoe-shaped metal pieces at a stake so as to encircle it or come closer to it than the other players. (noun)
  • To fit with horseshoes. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "horseshoe" in a sentence
  • "It seems that Francis 'success on the whatever you call a horseshoe lane (pitch, field, alley, court?) is unrivaled in other sports."
  • "Then he effected a corner in horseshoe nails, and they circulated at par with legal tender, four to the dollar, till an unexpected consignment of a hundred barrels or so broke the market and forced him to disgorge his stock at a loss."
  • "Francis 'success on the whatever you call a horseshoe lane (pitch, field, alley, court?) is unrivaled in other sports."