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horseshoe

(hôrs′sho͞o′, hôr′sho͞o′)
n.
A flat U-shaped metal plate fitted and nailed to the bottom of a horse's hoof for protection.
tr.v. horse·shoed, horse·shoeing, horse·shoes
To fit with horseshoes.
Medspeak adjective Referring to a crescentic shape in which the crescent’s arms are longer than that of a proper crescent
Weight training noun A one-handed grip used for certain exercises—e.g., cable curls, triceps press downs, cable rows, lateral raises
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Some researchers believe that hipposandals are not horseshoes but could only have been used on slower pack animals such as oxen, mules and donkeys.
Naumann sent horseshoes to President Bush, and he put them to good use.
Pitching horseshoes is a little more dangerous than a similar sport, bags.
Callan recruits 64 teams to play horseshoes, and the competitors often make silly uniforms as part of the fun.
"This is just amazing," 85-year-old Patty Sapp said Wednesday, after being presented with a certificate by John Adams of Albany, second vice president of the Oregon Horseshoe Pitchers Association.
In the early 1970s, pitching horseshoes gained popularity and took over as the company's primary product.
IT'S EASY TO IMAGINE THE HORSESHOE AS A STATIC ARTIFACT from an earlier time, relegated to backyard tossing contests.
Stuart Phillip Buxton climbed up a wooden pole in a field at the back of the Toyota factory on the Deeside Industrial Estate, to retrieve two horseshoes on May 18 last year.
17/20 CLIENTELE: While you're guaranteed to find the odd local propping up the bar enjoying a quiet pint, the Horseshoes caters primarily to families who are enticed by the pub's spacious outdoor play area complete with giant wooden play castle, beer garden, and undercover pods, and also by its supervised, indoor playbarn.
But in reality they are a vital part of Wales' ecology, and the upper Usk Valley, between Brecon and Cricskhowell, is a nationally important stronghold for the rare lesser horseshoe bat.