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horse·shoe

 (hôrs′sho͞o′, hôr′sho͞o′)
n.
1. A flat U-shaped metal plate fitted and nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof for protection.
2. A U-shaped object similar to a horseshoe.
3. horseshoes(used with a sing. verb) A game in which players toss horseshoes or horseshoe-shaped pieces at a stake so as to encircle it or come closer to it than the other players.
tr.v. horse·shoed, horse·shoe·ing, horse·shoes
To fit with horseshoes.

horseshoe

(ˈhɔːsˌʃuː)
n
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) a piece of iron shaped like a U with the ends curving inwards that is nailed to the underside of the hoof of a horse to protect the soft part of the foot from hard surfaces: commonly thought to be a token of good luck
2. an object of similar shape
vb, -shoes, -shoeing or -shoed
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) (tr) to fit with a horseshoe; shoe

horse•shoe

(ˈhɔrsˌʃu, ˈhɔrʃ-)

n., v. -shoed, -shoe•ing. n.
1. a U-shaped metal plate, plain or with calks, nailed to a horse's hoof to protect it from being injured by hard or rough surfaces.
2. something U-shaped, as a valley, river bend, or other natural feature.
3. horseshoes, (used with a sing. v.) a game in which horseshoes or other U-shaped objects are tossed at an iron stake to encircle it or come as close to it as possible.
v.t.
4. to put a horseshoe or horseshoes on.
[1350–1400]

horseshoe


Past participle: horseshoed
Gerund: horseshoeing

Imperative
horseshoe
horseshoe
Present
I horseshoe
you horseshoe
he/she/it horseshoes
we horseshoe
you horseshoe
they horseshoe
Preterite
I horseshoed
you horseshoed
he/she/it horseshoed
we horseshoed
you horseshoed
they horseshoed
Present Continuous
I am horseshoeing
you are horseshoeing
he/she/it is horseshoeing
we are horseshoeing
you are horseshoeing
they are horseshoeing
Present Perfect
I have horseshoed
you have horseshoed
he/she/it has horseshoed
we have horseshoed
you have horseshoed
they have horseshoed
Past Continuous
I was horseshoeing
you were horseshoeing
he/she/it was horseshoeing
we were horseshoeing
you were horseshoeing
they were horseshoeing
Past Perfect
I had horseshoed
you had horseshoed
he/she/it had horseshoed
we had horseshoed
you had horseshoed
they had horseshoed
Future
I will horseshoe
you will horseshoe
he/she/it will horseshoe
we will horseshoe
you will horseshoe
they will horseshoe
Future Perfect
I will have horseshoed
you will have horseshoed
he/she/it will have horseshoed
we will have horseshoed
you will have horseshoed
they will have horseshoed
Future Continuous
I will be horseshoeing
you will be horseshoeing
he/she/it will be horseshoeing
we will be horseshoeing
you will be horseshoeing
they will be horseshoeing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been horseshoeing
you have been horseshoeing
he/she/it has been horseshoeing
we have been horseshoeing
you have been horseshoeing
they have been horseshoeing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been horseshoeing
you will have been horseshoeing
he/she/it will have been horseshoeing
we will have been horseshoeing
you will have been horseshoeing
they will have been horseshoeing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been horseshoeing
you had been horseshoeing
he/she/it had been horseshoeing
we had been horseshoeing
you had been horseshoeing
they had been horseshoeing
Conditional
I would horseshoe
you would horseshoe
he/she/it would horseshoe
we would horseshoe
you would horseshoe
they would horseshoe
Past Conditional
I would have horseshoed
you would have horseshoed
he/she/it would have horseshoed
we would have horseshoed
you would have horseshoed
they would have horseshoed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.horseshoe - game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoeshorseshoe - game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes
game equipment - equipment or apparatus used in playing a game
2.horseshoe - U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof
scale, shell, plate - a metal sheathing of uniform thickness (such as the shield attached to an artillery piece to protect the gunners)
Verb1.horseshoe - equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
equip, fit out, outfit, fit - provide with (something) usually for a specific purpose; "The expedition was equipped with proper clothing, food, and other necessities"
Translations
أي شَيء على شَكْل حدوة الفرسحُدْوَةُ الـحِصَّانِحَدْوَه، نَعْل الفَرَس
podkova
hestesko=-hestesko
hevosenkenkä
potkovapotkovati
skeifaskeifa, skeifulaga hlutur
蹄鉄
편자
solea ferrea
potcoavă
podkev
hästsko
เกือกม้า
móng ngựa

horseshoe

[ˈhɔːsʃuː]
A. Nherradura f
B. CPD horseshoe arch Narco m de herradura

horseshoe

[ˈhɔːrsʃuː] nfer m à chevalhorse show nconcours m hippiquehorse-trading horsetrading [ˈhɔːrstreɪdɪŋ] n (British) (= unofficial negotiating) → maquignonnage mhorse trials nplconcours m hippique

horseshoe

[ˈhɔːʃˌʃuː]
2. adja ferro di cavallo

horse

(hoːs) noun
1. a large four-footed animal which is used to pull carts etc or to carry people etc.
2. a piece of apparatus used for jumping, vaulting etc in a gymnasium.
ˈhorse-box noun
an enclosed vehicle etc used for carrying horses.
ˈhorsefly noun
a large fly that bites horses etc.
ˈhorsehair noun, adjective
(of) the hair from a horse's mane or tail. The mattress is stuffed with horsehair; a horsehair mattress.
ˈhorsemanfeminine ˈhorsewoman noun
a rider, especially a skilled one. She is a very competent horsewoman.
ˈhorsemanship noun
ˈhorseplay noun
rough and noisy behaviour or play.
ˈhorsepower (usually abbreviated to h.p.when written) noun
a standard unit used to measure the power of engines, cars etc.
horseshoe (ˈhoːʃʃuː) noun
1. a curved iron shoe for a horse.
2. something in the shape of a horseshoe. The bride was presented with a lucky silver horseshoe.
on horseback
riding on a horse. The soldiers rode through the town on horseback.
(straight) from the horse's mouth
from a well-informed and reliable source. I got that story straight from the horse's mouth.

horseshoe

حُدْوَةُ الـحِصَّانِ podkova hestesko Hufeisen πέταλο herradura hevosenkenkä fer à cheval potkova ferro di cavallo 蹄鉄 편자 hoefijzer hestesko podkowa ferradura подкова hästsko เกือกม้า at nalı móng ngựa 马蹄铁
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Dissatisfied with the pacific aspect of a face which had no more than the faintest hint of flaxen eyebrow, together with a pair of amiable blue-gray eyes and round pink cheeks that refused to look formidable, let him frown as he would before the looking-glass (Philip had once told him of a man who had a horseshoe frown, and Tom had tried with all his frowning might to make a horseshoe on his forehead), he had had recourse to that unfailing source of the terrible, burnt cork, and had made himself a pair of black eyebrows that met in a satisfactory manner over his nose, and were matched by a less carefully adjusted blackness about the chin.
You do that when you've lost a horseshoe that you've found, instead of nailing it up over the door, but I hadn't ever heard anybody say it was any way to keep off bad luck when you'd killed a spider.
In the centre of this court, in the form of a horseshoe, were the buildings occupied by Mazarin, and at each wing the pavilion (or smaller building), where D'Artagnan was confined, and that, level with the orangery, where Athos was to be.
Wilson said to himself, "The drop of black blood in her is superstitious; she thinks there's some devilry, some witch business about my glass mystery somewhere; she used to come here with an old horseshoe in her hand; it could have been an accident, but I doubt it.
Sorelli herself, on the day after the adventure of the fireman, placed a horseshoe on the table in front of the stage-door-keeper's box, which every one who entered the Opera otherwise than as a spectator must touch before setting foot on the first tread of the staircase.
From the stage his eyes wandered to the point of the horseshoe where May sat between two older ladies, just as, on that former evening, she had sat between Mrs.
We shall not try to give the reader an idea of that tetrahedral nose, that horseshoe mouth; that little left eye obstructed with a red, bushy, bristling eyebrow, while the right eye disappeared entirely beneath an enormous wart; of those teeth in disarray, broken here and there, like the embattled parapet of a fortress; of that callous lip, upon which one of these teeth encroached, like the tusk of an elephant; of that forked chin; and above all, of the expression spread over the whole; of that mixture of malice, amazement, and sadness.
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He unwound the string, opened the parcel, and took out a bit of metal shaped like a horseshoe.
None," says I to him, "except that as one horseshoe resembles another so are ye the picture of good luck as predicted by the hand of me friend.
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In this bag I have one of the boots which Straker wore, one of Fitzroy Simpson's shoes, and a cast horseshoe of Silver Blaze.