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Definition of "horsewhip" []

  • A whip used to control a horse. (noun)
  • To beat with or as if with a horsewhip. (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 "horsewhip" in a sentence
  • "In my confused state, I moved out but not fast enough as he (the cold looking brother of my boss) approached me with horsewhip!"
  • "Now, if the Democrats had said, "Republicans take Medicare out behind the Cannon Office Building and horsewhip it," that's a different story."
  • "In the 1930s, when Fry was around 9 or 10, he said his father dragged him to the barn and started beating him with a horsewhip for no apparent reason."