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  • horse-whip — (n.) 1690s, from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.) + WHIP (Cf. whip) (n.). As a verb from 1768. Related: Horserwhipped; horsewhipping …   Etymology dictionary

  • horse|whip — «HRS HWIHP», noun, verb, whipped, whip|ping. –n. a whip for driving or controlling a horse. –v.t. to beat with a horsewhip: »Slaves were sometimes horsewhipped …   Useful english dictionary

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  • Whip — riding cropThe word whip describes two basic types of tools:A long stick like device, usually slightly flexible, with a small bit of leather or cord, called a popper , on the end. Depending on length and flexibility, this type is often called a… …   Wikipedia

  • Whip — Whip, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Whipped}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Whipping}.] [OE. whippen to overlay, as a cord, with other cords, probably akin to G. & D. wippen to shake, to move up and down, Sw. vippa, Dan. vippe to swing to and fro, to shake, to toss up …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Horse training — refers to a wide variety of practices that teach horses to perform certain behaviors when asked to do so by humans. Horses are trained to be manageable by humans for everyday care as well as for equestrian activities from horse racing to… …   Wikipedia

  • whip — whip1 [ wıp, hwıp ] noun * 1. ) count a long thin piece of leather with a handle on one end used for making horses move faster or for hitting someone: Most of the riders carried whips. crack a whip (=move the whip quickly to make a sudden loud… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • whip */ — I UK [wɪp] / US / US [hwɪp] noun Word forms whip : singular whip plural whips 1) [countable] a long thin piece of leather with a handle on one end, used for making horses move faster or for hitting someone Most of the riders carried whips. crack… …   English dictionary

  • Horse racing — This article is about the sport. For other uses, see horserace (drinking game) or horse race (politics).Horse racing is an equestrian sport that has been practiced over the centuries; the chariot races of Roman times are an early example, as is… …   Wikipedia

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