noun Date: 1852 a rawhide whip with a very long plaited lash

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  • bullwhip — UK [ˈbʊlˌwɪp] / US / US [ˈbʊlˌhwɪp] noun [countable] Word forms bullwhip : singular bullwhip plural bullwhips a long heavy whip …   English dictionary

  • bullwhip — 1. noun A whip made from plaited leather, often with a knotted end, for use with livestock. 2. verb To beat with a bullwhip. See Also: bull whip …   Wiktionary

  • bullwhip — [[t]b ʊl(h)wɪp[/t]] bullwhips N COUNT A bullwhip is a very long, heavy whip …   English dictionary

  • bullwhip — N. Amer. noun a whip with a long heavy lash. verb (bullwhips, bullwhipping, bullwhipped) strike with a bullwhip …   English new terms dictionary

  • bullwhip — /bool hwip , wip /, n. a rawhide whip having a short handle and a long, plaited lash. Also, bull whip. Also called bull whack /bool hwak , wak /. [1850 55, Amer.; BULL1 + WHIP] * * * …   Universalium

  • bullwhip — bull|whip [ bul,wıp, bul,hwıp ] noun count a long heavy whip …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bullwhip — n. heavy leather whip …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bullwhip — bull′whip or bull′ whip n. a rawhide whip having a short handle and a long, plaited lash Also called bull whack [[t]ˈbʊlˌ(h)wæk, ˌwæk[/t]] Etymology: 1850–55, amer …   From formal English to slang

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