Definition of oxhide in English:

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oxhide

Pronunciation: /ˈäksˌhīd/

noun

Leather made from the hide of an ox.
Example sentences
  • He's a darling boy, no trouble at all, tough as oxhide.
  • In the sixth century Saint Brendan set off from the west coast of Ireland in a small currach made of wicker and oxhide to search for the Isles of the Blessed.
  • His equivalents in Minos and Mycenae from 3,000 bc to 1,000 bc wore helmets and carried oxhide shields around their necks; later the shield became smaller and was carried on the arm.

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Syllabification: ox·hide

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