Definition of oxhide in English:

Share this entry

oxhide

Pronunciation: /ˈɒkshʌɪd/

noun

[mass 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.
Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.