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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Roughshod  \Rough"shod\,  a. 
  Shod  with  shoes  armed  with  points  or  calks;  as  a  roughshod 
  {To  ride  roughshod},  to  pursue  a  course  regardless  of  the 
  pain  or  distress  it  may  cause  others 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  (of  a  horse)  having  horseshoes  with  projecting  nails  to 
  prevent  slipping 
  2:  (of  persons  or  their  actions)  able  or  disposed  to  inflict 
  pain  or  suffering;  "a  barbarous  crime";  "brutal  beatings"; 
  "cruel  tortures";  "Stalin's  roughshod  treatment  of  the 
  kulaks";  "a  savage  slap";  "vicious  kicks"  [syn:  {barbarous}, 
  {brutal},  {cruel},  {fell},  {savage},  {vicious}] 
  3:  unjustly  domineering;  "incensed  at  the  government's 
  heavy-handed  economic  economic  policies";  "a  manager  who 
  rode  roughshod  over  all  opposition"  [syn:  {heavy-handed}] 

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