- a riding whip consisting of a short, stout stock and a lash of braided leather.
—verb (used with object)
- to strike with a quirt.
"He had been the one delegated to take her riding, and they were down on the Lake Fork of the Arkansas at a place where they must ford. It was a time of high water, the infant Arkansas was swift and curly. 'Come on, Pricey!' Susan called, and quirted her horse into the water."
- Wallace Stegner, Angle of Repose