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quirt

Syllabification: quirt
Pronunciation: /kwərt
 
/

Definition of quirt in English:

noun

A short-handled riding whip with a braided leather lash.
Example sentences
  • For years people who want to have a recreational horse, and enjoy themselves, and don't want to have to be pulling and jerking on their horse or smacking it around with a quirt, or ramming the spurs home, have benefitted from our program.

verb

[with object] Back to top  
Hit with a quirt.
Example sentences
  • Their stocky Indian driver, pigtailed and black-hatted, followed them astride a mule and quirted their hindquarters with a length of rope which he swung like a lariat.

Origin

mid 19th century (originally US): from Spanish cuerda 'cord' (from Latin chorda 'cord') or from Mexican Spanish cuarta 'whip'.

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