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cowhide (n.)

also cow-hide, 1630s, "the skin of a cow prepared for tanning;" 1728, "thick, coarse leather made from the skin of a cow," from cow (n.) + hide (n.1).

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Definitions of cowhide from WordNet
1
cowhide (n.)
leather made from the hide of a cow;
Synonyms: cowskin
cowhide (n.)
the hide of a cow;
cowhide (n.)
a heavy flexible whip braided from leather made from the hide of a cow;
2
cowhide (v.)
flog with a cowhide;
From wordnet.princeton.edu