Dehorn
Dehorn De*horn", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dehorned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Dehorning}.] To deprive of horns; to prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle) by burning their ends soon after they start. See {Dishorn}. ``Dehorning cattle.'' --Farm Journal (1886). [1913 Webster] ||

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  • dehorn — ☆ dehorn [dē hôrn′ ] vt. to remove the horns from …   English World dictionary

  • dehorn — transitive verb Date: 1888 1. to deprive of horns 2. to prevent the growth of the horns of • dehorner noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dehorn — dehorner, n. /dee hawrn /, v.t. 1. to remove the horns of (cattle). 2. to prevent the formation or growth of horns in (cattle), as by cauterization. 3. Hort. to prune (a tree, shrub, etc.) by shortening major branches to an extreme degree. [1885… …   Universalium

  • dehorn — verb To remove the horns from. Syn: poll …   Wiktionary

  • dehorn — v. remove horns (from cattle, goats, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dehorn — verb remove the horns from (an animal) …   English new terms dictionary

  • dehorn — de·horn …   English syllables

  • dehorn — de•horn [[t]diˈhɔrn[/t]] v. t. 1) cvb ahb. to remove the horns of (cattle) 2) cvb ahb. to prevent the growth of horns in (cattle) • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • dehorn — /diˈhɔn/ (say dee hawn) verb (t) to remove the horns from (cattle). {de + horn (def. 1); US (1880s) –dehorner, noun …   Australian English dictionary

  • dehorn — v.tr. remove the horns from (an animal) …   Useful english dictionary

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