Word forms: horsewhips
1. countable noun A horsewhip is a long, thin piece of leather on the end of a short, stiff handle. It is used to train and control horses. 2. verb If someone horsewhips an animal or a person, they hit them several times with a horsewhip in order to hurt or punish them. [V n] ⇒ He tied them up and then horsewhipped them, to 'tame' his catches before sending them off to zoos. [V n] ⇒ These young louts deserve to be horse-whipped.
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