(Whin"yard) n. [Cf. Prov. E. & Scot. whingar, whinger; perhaps from AS. winn contention,
war + geard, gyrd, a staff, rod, yard; or cf. AS. hwinan to whistle, E. whine.]
1. A sword, or hanger. [Obs.]
2. [From the shape of the bill.] (Zoöl) (a) The shoveler. [Prov. Eng.] (b) The poachard. [Prov. Eng.]
(Whip) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Whipped ; p. pr. & vb. n. Whipping.] [OE. whippen to overlay, as
a cord, with other cords, probably akin to G. & D. wippen to shake, to move up and down, Sw. vippa,
Dan. vippe to swing to and fro, to shake, to toss up, and L. vibrare to shake. Cf. Vibrate.]
1. To strike with a lash, a cord, a rod, or anything slender and lithe; to lash; to beat; as, to whip a horse,
or a carpet.
2. To drive with lashes or strokes of a whip; to cause to rotate by lashing with a cord; as, to whip a top.
3. To punish with a whip, scourge, or rod; to flog; to beat; as, to whip a vagrant; to whip one with thirty
nine lashes; to whip a perverse boy.
Who, for false quantities, was whipped at school.Dryden.
4. To apply that which hurts keenly to; to lash, as with sarcasm, abuse, or the like; to apply cutting language
They would whip me with their fine wits.Shak.
5. To thrash; to beat out, as grain, by striking; as, to whip wheat.
6. To beat (eggs, cream, or the like) into a froth, as with a whisk, fork, or the like.
7. To conquer; to defeat, as in a contest or game; to beat; to surpass. [Slang, U. S.]
8. To overlay (a cord, rope, or the like) with other cords going round and round it; to overcast, as the
edge of a seam; to wrap; often with about, around, or over.
Its string is firmly whipped about with small gut.Moxon.
9. To sew lightly; specifically, to form (a fabric) into gathers by loosely overcasting the rolled edge and
drawing up the thread; as, to whip a ruffle.
In half-whipped muslin needles useless lie.Gay.
10. To take or move by a sudden motion; to jerk; to snatch; with into, out, up, off, and the like.
She, in a hurry, whips up her darling under her arm.L'Estrange.
He whips out his pocketbook every moment, and writes descriptions of everything he sees.Walpole.
11. (Naut.) (a) To hoist or purchase by means of a whip. (b) To secure the end of (a rope, or the
like) from untwisting by overcasting it with small stuff.
12. To fish (a body of water) with a rod and artificial fly, the motion being that employed in using a whip.
Whipping their rough surface for a trout.Emerson. To whip in, to drive in, or keep from scattering, as hounds in a hurt; hence, to collect, or to keep together,
as member of a party, or the like. To whip the cat. (a) To practice extreme parsimony. [Prov. Eng.]