knout


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knout \Knout\ (nout or n[=oo]t), n. [Russ. knut'; prob. of
   Scand. origin; cf. Sw. knut knot, knout, Icel. kn[=u]tr knot:
   cf. F. knout. See Knot.]
   A kind of whip for flogging criminals, formerly much used in
   Russia. The lash is a tapering bundle of leather thongs
   twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the flesh.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Knout \Knout\, v. t.
   To punish with the knout. --Brougham.
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