Definition of rawhide in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈrôˌhīd/


1Stiff untanned leather.
Example sentences
  • Wood snowshoes with rawhide laces and leather bindings evoke fond memories of exploring the Wisconsin woods where I grew up.
  • Hoop swings, bells, rawhide leather, wood, and most other chewable toys will be immensely enjoyed.
  • The saddles are handmade with amazing workmanship in leatherwork and braided rawhide accessories.
1.1North American A whip or rope made of rawhide.
Example sentences
  • Leave toys such as kongs (plastic toy), rope chews, rawhides and even bones for dog to play with and use up time while alone.
  • Grace can legally be ‘bound to the whipping post as the victim to the stake, and lashed with rawhides alternately by the two'.
  • And if you're buying, she likes really tough rawhides.

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Syllabification: raw·hide

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