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cowhide

[kou-hahyd] /ˈkaʊˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
the hide of a cow.
2.
the leather made from it.
3.
a strong, flexible whip made of rawhide or of braided leather.
4.
cowhides, Informal. a pair of boots or shoes, especially those made of cowhide.
verb (used with object), cowhided, cowhiding.
5.
to whip with a cowhide.
Origin
1630-1640
1630-40; cow1 + hide2
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British Dictionary definitions for cowhide

cowhide

/ˈkaʊˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
the hide of a cow
2.
the leather made from such a hide
Also called cowskin
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