Definition of bullwhip in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbo͝olˌ(h)wip/
North American


A whip with a long heavy lash.
Example sentences
  • The fictional Zorro may have defended himself with a long whip, but a bullwhip was not designed as a weapon.
  • A minute and a half later, they began beating the marchers with bullwhips and nightsticks that day in 1965 on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma.
  • Two thousand campesinos fought there last year under the pacifying influence of police armed with bullwhips and tear gas.

verb (bullwhips, bullwhipping, bullwhipped)

[with object]
Strike or thrash with a bullwhip.
Example sentences
  • Honestly folks, whichever one of the yellow shirts in government is responsible for this cock-up in international relations should be dragged out onto the street and bullwhipped.
  • But Shim has her revenge when she dresses the stud in bra and fishnets and has her girls bullwhip him.
  • The sheriff Little Bill first proposes to settle accounts by bullwhipping the perpetrators.

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Syllabification: bull·whip

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