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rawhide

[raw-hahyd] /ˈrɔˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
untanned skin of cattle or other animals.
2.
a rope or whip made of rawhide.
verb (used with object), rawhided, rawhiding.
3.
to whip with a rawhide.
Origin
1650-1660
1650-60; raw + hide2
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Examples from the web for rawhide
  • Made of wood and rawhide, these traditional snowshoes go back to prehistory.
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  • The beads were much simpler to work with than quills and eventually replaced the traditional rawhide painting and quillwork.
  • It consists of rawhide stretched over wooden frames.
  • rawhide stampede rustlers and rendezvous trade corridor.
  • rawhide treats are certified and inspected to make sure you are giving the best quality treats to your dog.
  • The dried hide is rawhide which will keep indefinitely.
British Dictionary definitions for rawhide

rawhide

/ˈrɔːˌhaɪd/
noun
1.
untanned hide
2.
a whip or rope made of strips cut from such a hide
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Word Origin and History for rawhide
n.

"material cut from untanned skins of cattle," 1650s, from raw (adj.) + hide (n.1).

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