Definition of bullwhip in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʊlwɪp
North American


  • A whip with a long heavy lash.
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    • 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)

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  • Strike or thrash with a bullwhip: he was suspected of bullwhipping a fellow to death
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    • 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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