Definitions for roughshodˈrʌfˈʃɒd

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

rough•shodˈrʌfˈʃɒd(adj.)

  1. shod with horseshoes having projecting nails or points.

Idioms for roughshod:

  1. ride roughshod over,to treat harshly, esp. in order to advance oneself.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of roughshod:

1680–90

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"

Wiktionary

  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

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