verb (used with object)
- to remove the horns of (cattle).
- to prevent the formation or growth of horns in (cattle), as by cauterization.
- Horticulture. to prune (a tree, shrub, etc.) by shortening major branches to an extreme degree.
- to remove or prevent the growth of the horns of (cattle, sheep, or goats)
- to cut back (the larger limbs of a tree) drastically