Definition of rawhide in English:



mass noun
  • 1Stiff untanned leather.

    ‘strips of rawhide’
    as modifier ‘rawhide straps’
    • ‘The shirts tucked into tight, ebony brown rawhide pants, trousers designed to keep the warmth in and the cold out.’
    • ‘Last time I bought a bag of big rawhide sticks - long sheets rolled up into tubes, really.’
    • ‘He outfitted the animals with rawhide booties to protect their feet from the gravel and rock of the treacherous trails.’
    • ‘Every now and then we find a rawhide bone behind the couch or in the garden.’
    • ‘I called, trying to breathe through my rawhide sleeve.’
    • ‘Thong smoothers were likely used to make rawhide thongs, or strips, that could have been part of equestrian accessories such as bridles.’
    • ‘Wood snowshoes with rawhide laces and leather bindings evoke fond memories of exploring the Wisconsin woods where I grew up.’
    • ‘This saddle has a very simple wooden tree, covered with rawhide and leather.’
    • ‘Almost nothing is better at turning rawhide into supple leather than the lipids in an animal's own brain, worked into the skin like finger paint.’
    • ‘To satisfy Pooka's need to chew, offer rawhide chew sticks or marrow bones.’
    • ‘We gave our dogs a couple of rawhide bones for Christmas.’
    • ‘The saddles are handmade with amazing workmanship in leatherwork and braided rawhide accessories.’
    • ‘Hoop swings, bells, rawhide leather, wood, and most other chewable toys will be immensely enjoyed.’
    • ‘They are made of hollowed out tree trunks with cowskin stretched on either end and tied with rawhide strips.’
    • ‘I wore rawhide sandals that laced up to my knees.’
    • ‘Leaving Hershey in the kitchen with a rather large rawhide bone, Rich made his way up to Ally's room.’
    • ‘To help keep dog's teeth in tip top shape, give them rawhide chews to gnaw on.’
    • ‘One such trap consisted of a large, thin piece of rawhide with daggers strapped to the bottom with metal wire.’
    • ‘Crafted of fine leather, they feature slick rawhide laces, a suede pull-tag heel and a thick rubber sole for extra comfort.’
    • ‘She finds the stuff to be only marginally less appealing than the average dog's rawhide bone.’
    1. 1.1North American count noun A whip or rope made of rawhide.
      • ‘And if you're buying, she likes really tough rawhides.’
      • ‘We recommend that staff at the youthful paper acquire hard hats, flak jackets, earplugs and rawhides.’
      • ‘Leave toys such as kongs (plastic toy), rope chews, rawhides and even bones for dog to play with and use up time while alone.’
      • ‘I brought him inside, threw the log in the snow, and gave him a rawhide to take his mind off the log.’
      • ‘Grace can legally be ‘bound to the whipping post as the victim to the stake, and lashed with rawhides alternately by the two'.’
      whip, horsewhip, lash, strap, birch, switch, flail
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