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horsehide

[hawrs-hahyd] /ˈhɔrsˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
the hide of a horse.
2.
leather made from the hide of a horse.
3.
Slang. a baseball.
adjective
4.
made of horsehide.
Origin
1375-1425
1375-1425; late Middle English. See horse, hide2
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Examples from the web for horsehide
  • They are played by a revolving mechanical horsehide bow, which adjusts tension to create lifelike musical effects.
  • Without a thong smoother, the longest piece of straight leather one can make is the same length as a horsehide, about six feet.
  • First quality calf skin or horsehide leather is recommended for field boots, shoes, hat bands and chin straps.
British Dictionary definitions for horsehide

horsehide

/ˈhɔːsˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
the hide of a horse
2.
leather made from this hide
3.
(modifier) made of horsehide
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Word Origin and History for horsehide

early 14c., from horse (n.) + hide (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for horsehide

horsehide

noun

A baseball (1895+ Baseball)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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