Part of speech: noun

A U shaped metal shoe for a horse; something similarly shaped.

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Usage examples "horseshoe":

  1. You can converse about Niagara, the depth, the eddies, the swirl of the waters, the horseshoe falls, the rainbow that rises over it, the grotto, the slate- stun on the banks below, and so forth, and so forth, and so on. - "Samantha at the World's Fair", Marietta Holley.
  2. For instance, I couldn't make a horseshoe if my existence depended upon it, and yet it looks as easy as- - Counting sheep, she finished, with a twinkle in her grey- blue eyes. - "At Love's Cost", Charles Garvice.
  3. This was one which lay at the north- east extremity of the Horseshoe. - "Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)", George Grey.