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a. The hide of a cow.
b. The leather made from this hide.
2. A strong heavy flexible whip, usually made of braided leather.
tr.v. cow·hid·ed, cow·hid·ing, cow·hides
To beat with a strong heavy flexible whip.
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1. (Tanning) the hide of a cow
2. (Tanning) the leather made from such a hide
Also called: cowskin
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014



n., v. -hid•ed, -hid•ing. n.
1. the hide of a cow.
2. the leather made from it.
3. a strong whip made of rawhide or of braided leather.
4. to whip with a cowhide.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cowhide - leather made from the hide of a cow
cowhide - a heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow
leather - an animal skin made smooth and flexible by removing the hair and then tanning
2.cowhide - the hide of a cow
fell, hide - the dressed skin of an animal (especially a large animal)
3.cowhide - a heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow
whip - an instrument with a handle and a flexible lash that is used for whipping
cowhide, cowskin - leather made from the hide of a cow
Verb1.cowhide - flog with a cowhide
flog, lash, lather, trounce, welt, whip, slash, strap - beat severely with a whip or rod; "The teacher often flogged the students"; "The children were severely trounced"
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من جِلد البَقَـر
kravská kůže
kÿrhúî, nautshúî
kravská koža
sığır derisi


[ˈkaʊhaɪd] Ncuero m
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


n (= leather) → cuir m de vache
modif [boots, bag, chair] → en cuir de vache
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005


[ˈkaʊˌhaɪd] nvacchetta
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(kau) noun
1. the female of cattle used for giving milk. He has ten cows and a bull.
2. the female of certain other animals eg the elephant, whale.
ˈcowboy noun
in the United States, a man who looks after cattle on a ranch.
ˈcowherd noun
a person who looks after cows.
ˈcowhide noun, adjective
(of) the skin of a cow made into leather. a bag made of cowhide; a cowhide bag.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
Hearing a rustling of the branches, Little John stopped and presently caught sight of the brown cowhide cap of the Tanner moving among the bushes
"I'll give you something better -- I'll give you a cowhide.
The minister related many a touching incident in the lives of the departed, too, which illustrated their sweet, generous natures, and the people could easily see, now, how noble and beautiful those episodes were, and remembered with grief that at the time they occurred they had seemed rank rascalities, well deserving of the cowhide. The congregation be- came more and more moved, as the pathetic tale went on, till at last the whole company broke down and joined the weeping mourners in a chorus of anguished sobs, the preacher himself giving way to his feelings, and crying in the pulpit.
At last, he emerged with his hat very much dented and crushed down over his eyes, and began creaking and limping about the room, as if, not being much accustomed to boots, his pair of damp, wrinkled cowhide ones -- probably not made to order either --rather pinched and tormented him at the first go off of a bitter cold morning.
"For all that it is there, without any manner of doubt," said Don Quixote; "and more by token they say it is inclosed in a sheath of cowhide to keep it from rusting."
Uncle Henry, when the summons came, had been out in the barn "doin' chores." He wore a ragged and much soiled straw hat, a checked shirt without any collar and blue overalls tucked into the tops of his old cowhide boots.
--["A Koorbash is Arabic for cowhide, the cow being a rhinoceros.
He paused a moment, letting his eyes drop from the muffled head of his guest, down along the row of moldy buttons confining the blanket overcoat, to the greenish cowhide boots powdered with snow, which had begun to melt and run along the floor in little rills.
While one thick garment is, for most purposes, as good as three thin ones, and cheap clothing can be obtained at prices really to suit customers; while a thick coat can be bought for five dollars, which will last as many years, thick pantaloons for two dollars, cowhide boots for a dollar and a half a pair, a summer hat for a quarter of a dollar, and a winter cap for sixty-two and a half cents, or a better be made at home at a nominal cost, where is he so poor that, clad in such a suit, of his own earning, there will not be found wise men to do him reverence?
I keep my cowhide about, and sometimes I do lay it on; but the exertion is always too much for me.
SOME DOGS famished with hunger saw a number of cowhides steeping in a river.
Away with vats and tan-bark and vile-smelling cowhides! I'll follow you two in the sweet open air to the very ends of earth!"