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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
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, such as a U-shaped bend
in a river.
3. (Zool.) The Limulus or horsehoe crab.
4. pl. A game in which horseshoes or horseshoe-shaped objects
(usually made of metal) are thrown at either of two stakes
fixed in the ground at a distance of 30 to 40 feet apart.
The player stands at or near one stake and throws several
the horseshoes at the other stake. Points are scored when
the player throws the horseshoe so that it surrounds the
stake; fewer points are scored if the horseshoe is close
to but not surrounding the stake. The players take turns
and the first player to achieve the target score wins; as,
"almost" only counts with hand grenades or in horseshoes.
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 (Zool.), a bat of the genus Rhinolophus,
having a nasal fold of skin shaped like a horsehoe.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in
2: U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof [syn:
v 1: equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes
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