- 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.
- 2anything shaped like a horseshoe a horseshoe bend in the river
- 3horseshoes [singular] a game in which horseshoes are thrown at a post in the ground
NAmE//ˈhɔrʃʃu//, NAmE//ˈhɔrsʃu//(also shoe)