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1. (in a legislative body)
a. a member of a party chosen to organize and discipline the members of his faction, esp in voting and to assist in the arrangement of the business
b. a call issued to members of a party, insisting with varying degrees of urgency upon their presence or loyal voting behaviour
c. (in the British Parliament) a schedule of business sent to members of a party each week. Each item on it is underlined to indicate its importance: one line means that no division is expected, two lines means that the item is fairly important, and three lines means that the item is very important and every member must attend and vote according to the party line
2. an apparatus for hoisting, consisting of a rope, pulley, and snatch block
3. a windmill vane
4. transient elastic movement of a structure or part when subjected to sudden release of load or dynamic excitation
5. a percussion instrument consisting of two strips of wood, joined forming the shape of a V, and clapped loudly together
6. a ride in a funfair involving bumper cars that move with sudden jerks
7. a wrestling throw in which a wrestler seizes his opponent's arm and spins him to the floor

What does it mean when you dream about a whip?

A whip is a symbol of authority and punishment. How it is experienced in the dream determines whether the dreamer is imposing the punishment or receiving it. In either scenario, whips have acquired connotations of abuse, so the punishment represented is often abusive and an occasion for guilt and shame.

References in classic literature ?
Some of the people who crowded in the carts whipped stupidly at their horses and quarrelled with other drivers; some sat motionless, staring at nothing with miserable eyes; some gnawed their hands with thirst, or lay prostrate in the bottoms of their conveyances.
He ran beside the mare, ran in front of her, saw her being whipped across the eyes, right in the eyes
20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Whipped Topping Industry Report 2014 " report to their offering.
Their distaste for seeing a horse whipped was one of the major reasons for the widespread support for a whip review.
based Kraft Foods has introduced Cool Whip Whipped Topping in an aerosol can.
Her tall, regal creation with doctored-up chocolate cake mix layers filled with billowing clouds of sweetened whipped cream and fresh strawberries was inspired by neapolitan ice cream sandwiches she liked and ate as a kid.
Top with one scoop of vanilla ice cream, then spoon over a little whipped cream and some crushed amaretti biscuits.
Whipped cream cheese slices off another half gram by replacing cream cheese with air.
Jockey Club rules on use of whipsA horse can be whipped only on its rump, behind the saddle.
Richard Moore's appearance in Nashville came three weeks after he had been taken by force from his home and whipped by a gang of masked men.
Chesnutt's choice of the word whipped here returns us to the central symbol of the story, the whip, and its connections with power.
As you beat, tiny fat globules suspended in liquid stretch around air bubbles whipped into cream and hold them for several hours.