Definition of riding crop in US English:

riding crop


  • A short flexible whip with a loop for the hand, used in riding horses.

    • ‘And someone should take a riding crop to the film-makers.’
    • ‘A horse whip conjures up visions of a long stock type whip, where a riding crop is a small item, about 18 inches long and is designed to give a short sharp sting with no seen physical effects.’
    • ‘Public attitudes to punishment are revealed by the readiness of juries to acquit parents who have hit their children with whips, canes, riding crops, electric flexes, and belts.’
    • ‘Skinner kept canes and a riding crop in his locker, which he used on his victims.’
    • ‘One of the lads began beating the horses on their quarters with a riding crop to get them into the water, despite the fact that both horses were terrified.’
    • ‘Keith tucks his riding crop under his arm and hops up on Chief.’
    • ‘She rode on unharmed, no doubt breathing a sigh of relief as the only weapon she carried was a riding crop.’
    • ‘Robert whipped at a patch of well-kept grass with his riding crop.’
    • ‘Two hours later, Thompson came bellowing into the room holding a glass of whisky and a leather riding crop.’
    • ‘The other case was the woman who was acquitted in court for using a riding crop on her son.’
    whip, lash, scourge, cat, thong, switch, birch, cane, stick
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riding crop

/ˈrīdiNG kräp/