Definition of oxhide in English:



mass noun
  • Leather made from the hide of an ox.

    • ‘He's a darling boy, no trouble at all, tough as oxhide.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘He motioned to his advisors and they produced an oxhide and one of them threw it on the ground between them.’
    • ‘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.’