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Definition of horseshoe
a shoe for a horse formed of a narrow band of iron in the form of an extended circular arc and secured to the hoof with nails. a shoe for a horse or a representation of one, regarded as bringing good luck. something resembling a horseshoe in shape: [as modifier]:a horseshoe bend (horseshoes) [treated as singular]
chiefly North American a game in which horseshoes are thrown at a stake in the ground.