Definition of horseshoe noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈhɔːsʃuː//
    , BrE//ˈhɔːʃʃuː//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈhɔːrʃʃuː//
    , NAmE//ˈhɔːrsʃuː//
    (also shoe) Equine sports
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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. See related entries: Equine sports
  2. 2anything shaped like a horseshoe a horseshoe bend in the river
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: horseshoe