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Meaning of HORSESHOE

Pronunciation:  'hors`shoo

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  nailed to underside of horse's hoof
  2. [n]  game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes

HORSESHOE is a 9 letter word that starts with H.


 Synonyms: shoe, U-shaped plate
 See Also: game equipment, plate, scale, shell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Horse"shoe`\, n.
1. A shoe for horses, consisting of a narrow plate of iron in
   form somewhat like the letter U, nailed to a horse's hoof.

2. Anything shaped like a horsehoe crab.

3. (Zo["o]l.) The Limulus of horsehoe crab.

{Horsehoe head} (Med.), an old name for the condition of the
   skull in children, in which the sutures are too open, the
   coronal suture presenting the form of a horsehoe.

{Horsehoe magnet}, an artificial magnet in the form of a

{Horsehoe nail}. See {Horsenail}.

{Horsehoe nose} (Zo["o]l.), a bat of the genus {Rhinolophus},
   having a nasal fold of skin shaped like a horsehoe.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a horseshoe in your dream means luck and success in your endeavors.