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[hawrs-hwip, -wip] /ˈhɔrsˌʰwɪp, -ˌwɪp/

a whip for controlling horses.
verb (used with object), horsewhipped, horsewhipping.
to beat with a horsewhip.
a whip, usually with a long thong, used for managing horses
verb -whips, -whipping, -whipped
(transitive) to flog with such a whip

1690s, from horse (n.) + whip (n.). As a verb from 1768. Related: Horserwhipped; horsewhipping.


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