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horseshoe


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Horseshoe  \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. 
  --Dunglison. 
 
  {Horsehoe  magnet},  an  artificial  magnet  in  the  form  of  a 
  horsehoe. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  horseshoe 
  n  1:  an  open  ring  of  iron  used  in  playing  the  game  of  horseshoes 
  2:  nailed  to  underside  of  horse's  hoof  [syn:  {shoe},  {U-shaped 
  plate}] 




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