What is horseshoe?

  • (noun): U-shaped plate nailed to underside of horse's hoof.
    Synonyms: shoe
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A horseshoe is a fabricated product, normally made of metal, although sometimes made partially or wholly of modern synthetic materials, designed to protect a horse's hoof from wear. Shoes are attached on the palmar surface of the hooves, usually nailed through the insensitive hoof wall that is anatomically akin to the human toenail, though much larger and thicker. However, there are many cases where shoes are sometimes glued.

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... Horseshoe is an unincorporated community in King William County, Virginia, United States. ...
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Caulkin - Designs - Permanent Designs
... Traditionally, the prongs of an elongated horseshoe (commonly not more than 1.75 inches or 45 mm) have tips bent at an acute angle opposite to the surface ... the toe of the shoe and integrally formed in the initial forging process For a horseshoe built as a concave caulk and wedge shoe, the 2 prongs differ one prong ends with a caulkin, and the other prong ... That caulk/wedge horseshoe is a traditional British hunting shoe, and it has been used to provide the horse with a sure-footed grip when working at a fast pace over uneven ground ...
Mangrove Horseshoe Crab
... The mangrove horseshoe crab, Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda, is a marine chelicerate arthropod ... The mangrove horseshoe crab occurs only in Asia and can be found in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Hong Kong ... There are four extant species of horseshoe crab ...

More definitions of "horseshoe":

  • (noun): Game equipment consisting of an open ring of iron used in playing horseshoes.
  • (verb): Equip (a horse) with a horseshoe or horseshoes.

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