1. (of a horse) having horseshoes with projecting nails to prevent slipping

Similar word(s): shod, shodden, shoed

2. (of persons or their actions) able or disposed to inflict pain or suffering

- Stalin's roughshod treatment of the kulaks

Similar word(s): inhumane, barbarous, brutal, cruel, fell, savage, vicious

3. unjustly domineering

- a manager who rode roughshod over all opposition

Similar word(s): domineering