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English definition of “horseshoe”

horseshoe

noun uk   /ˈhɔːs.ʃuː/ us    /ˈhɔːrs-/

horseshoe noun (FOR A HORSE)

[C] a U-shaped piece of metal that is attached to the bottom of a horse's hoof to protect it: For many people the horseshoe is a symbol of good luck.Horse ridingHorse racing

horseshoe noun (GAME)

horseshoes [U] US a game in which horseshoes are thrown at a wooden or metal rod in the groundMiscellaneous games and activities
(Definition of horseshoe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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