What does roughshod mean?

Definitions for roughshodˈrʌfˈʃɒd

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word roughshod.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. roughshod(adj)

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

  2. barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, roughshod, savage, vicious(adj)

    (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"

  3. heavy-handed, roughshod(adj)

    unjustly domineering

    "incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"


  1. roughshod(Adjective)

    having hooves shod with calks or horseshoes that have projecting nails to prevent slipping

  2. roughshod(Adjective)

    brutal or domineering

Webster Dictionary

  1. Roughshod(adj)

    shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of roughshod in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of roughshod in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

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