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bullwhip

or bull-whip

[boo l-hwip, -wip] /ˈbʊlˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp/
noun
1.
a rawhide whip having a short handle and a long, plaited lash.
Also called bull-whack
[boo l-hwak, -wak] /ˈbʊlˌʰwæk, -ˌwæk/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of bullwhip
1850-1855
1850-55, Americanism; bull1 + whip
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  • A couple of shots whipped by over my head, making noises like someone snapping a bullwhip.

    Highways in Hiding George Oliver Smith
British Dictionary definitions for bullwhip

bullwhip

/ˈbʊlˌwɪp/
noun
1.
a long tapering heavy whip, esp one of plaited rawhide
verb -whips, -whipping, -whipped
2.
(transitive) to whip with a bullwhip
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