horsehide
noun Date: 14th century 1. the dressed or raw hide of a horse 2. the ball used in the game of baseball

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Horsehide — Horse hide , n. 1. The hide of a horse. [1913 Webster] 2. Leather made of the hide of a horse. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • horsehide — early 14c., from HORSE (Cf. horse) (n.) + HIDE (Cf. hide) (n.) …   Etymology dictionary

  • horsehide — [hôrs′hīd΄] n. 1. the hide of a horse 2. leather made from this ☆ 3. Informal a baseball …   English World dictionary

  • horsehide — /hawrs huyd /, n. 1. the hide of a horse. 2. leather made from the hide of a horse. 3. Slang. a baseball. adj. 4. made of horsehide. [1375 1425; late ME. See HORSE, HIDE2] * * * …   Universalium

  • horsehide — 1. adjective describing something as composed of horse leather 2. noun an 1800s baseball term meaning the ball …   Wiktionary

  • horsehide — n. skin of a horse; leather made from the hide of a horse …   English contemporary dictionary

  • horsehide — horse•hide [[t]ˈhɔrsˌhaɪd[/t]] n. 1) the hide of a horse 2) leather made from the hide of a horse 3) spo Informal. a baseball • Etymology: 1375–1425 …   From formal English to slang

  • horsehide — /ˈhɔshaɪd/ (say hawshuyd) noun 1. the hide of a horse. 2. leather made from the hide of a horse …   Australian English dictionary

  • horsehide — noun leather from the hide of a horse • Hypernyms: ↑leather …   Useful english dictionary

  • List of baseball jargon (H) — hack:To swing awkwardly at the ball. As his son stood in the batter s box and hacked away, Wolpert came up with the idea of opening his own batting cage in Manhattan. [ [http://money.cnn.com/2001/07/30/sbstarting/q baseball/. Getting Started:… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”