Meaning of cowhide

cow•hide

Pronunciation: (kou'hīd"), [key]
— n., v., -hid•ed, -hid•ing.
—n.
  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. a pair of boots or shoes, esp. those made of cowhide.
—v.t.
  1. to whip with a cowhide.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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