Definition of Roughshod

1. Adjective. (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping.

Similar to: Shod, Shodden, Shoed



2. Adjective. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering. "Vicious kicks"

3. Adjective. Unjustly domineering. "A manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
Exact synonyms: Heavy-handed
Similar to: Domineering

Definition of Roughshod

1. a. Shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse.

Definition of Roughshod

1. Adjective. (context: of a horse) having hooves shod with calks or horseshoes that have projecting nails to prevent slipping ¹

2. Adjective. (context: by extension) brutal or domineering ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Roughshod

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Roughshod

roughlegs
roughly
roughneck
roughnecked
roughnecking
roughnecks
roughness
roughnesses
roughrider
roughriders
roughs
roughs up
roughscuff
roughsetter
roughsetters
roughshod (current term)
roughspun
roughstrings
rought
roughtail
roughtail stingray
roughtails
roughwork
roughworked
roughworking
roughy
rouging
rouille
rouilles
roukoop

Literary usage of Roughshod

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1. History of Arizona by Thomas Edwin Farish (1915)
"NAVAJOS ATTACK FORT DEFIANCE—EXPEDITION AGAINST NAVAJOS BY GENERAL CANBY—NAVAJOS RIDE roughshod OVER COUNTRY— GENERAL CARLETON'S REPORT ON CONDITIONS ..."

2. The Christian's Secret of a Happy Life by Hannah Whitall Smith (1916)
"It is never a sign of a Divine leading when the Christian insists on opening his own way, and riding roughshod over all opposing things. ..."

3. Do the Right Thing: The People's Economist Speaks by Walter Edward Williams (1995)
"Environmentalists love this; they want government to be able to ride roughshod over our rights at zero cost. They find it easier to convince legislators to ..."

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