horseshoes(redirected from Horseshoe pit)
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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.
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(Games, other than specified) (functioning as singular) a game in which the players try to throw horseshoes so that they encircle a stake in the ground some distance away
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|Noun||1.||horseshoes - a game in which iron rings (or open iron rings) are thrown at a stake in the ground in the hope of encircling it|
leaner - (horseshoes) the throw of a horseshoe so as to lean against (but not encircle) the stake
ringer - (horseshoes) the successful throw of a horseshoe or quoit so as to encircle a stake or peg
outdoor game - an athletic game that is played outdoors
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