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horse·shoe

horseshoe

 
pronunciation:
hors shu
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a narrow, flat piece of iron shaped like a U that is fitted and nailed to a horse's hoof.
definition 2: (plural but used with a singular verb) a game in which players toss horseshoes at a stake some distance away.
derivation: horseshoer (n.)
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  foot, game