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horsewhip

[hawrs-hwip, -wip] /ˈhɔrsˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp/
noun
1.
a whip for controlling horses.
verb (used with object), horsewhipped, horsewhipping.
2.
to beat with a horsewhip.
Origin
1300-1350
1300-50; Middle English. See horse, whip
Related forms
horsewhipper, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for horse whip

horsewhip

/ˈhɔːsˌwɪp/
noun
1.
a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses
verb -whips, -whipping, -whipped
2.
(transitive) to flog with such a whip
Derived Forms
horsewhipper, noun
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