Pronunciation: (kou'hīd"), [key]
—n., v., -hid•ed, -hid•ing.
1. the hide of a cow.
2. the leather made from it.
3. a strong, flexible whip made of rawhide or of braided leather.
4. cowhides, Informal.a pair of boots or shoes, esp. those made of cowhide.
to whip with a cowhide.
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