Definitions for roughshodˈrʌfˈʃɒd
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word roughshod
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.
Idioms for roughshod:
ride roughshod over,to treat harshly, esp. in order to advance oneself.
Origin of roughshod:
(of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping
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"
"incensed at the government's heavy-handed economic policies"; "a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition"
having hooves shod with calks or horseshoes that have projecting nails to prevent slipping
brutal or domineering
shod with shoes armed with points or calks; as, a roughshod horse
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