1. (countable) A hide of a cow.
  2. (uncountable) Any quantity of hides of cows.
  3. (uncountable) Leather made from the hide of cows.
  4. A coarse whip made of untanned leather.
    • 1979, Octavia Butler, Kindred:
      “Luke did his work,” I said. “How could your father sell him?”
      “He worked all right. And the hands would work hard for him—mostly without the cowhide. But sometimes he didn't show much sense.”
  • Spanish: cuero vacuno

cowhide (cowhides, present participle cowhiding; past and past participle cowhided)

  1. (transitive) To flog with a cowhide.

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