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Definition of horseshoe noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    horseshoe

     noun
    noun
    NAmE//ˈhɔrʃʃu//
     
    , NAmE//ˈhɔrsʃu//
     
    (also shoe)
     
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  1. 1a piece of curved iron that is attached with nails to the bottom of a horse's foot. A horseshoe is often used as a symbol of good luck.
  2. 2anything shaped like a horseshoe a horseshoe bend in the river
  3. 3horseshoes [singular] a game in which horseshoes are thrown at a post in the ground
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: horseshoe