Knout definitions

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A leather whip formerly used in Russia to flog criminals.
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A leather scourge used for flogging.
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To flog with a knout.
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To flog with a knout.
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A leather scourge (multi-tail whip), in the severe version known as 'great knout' with metal weights on each tongue, notoriously used in imperial Russia.
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To flog or beat with a knout.

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Origin of knout

French from Russian knut from Old Russian knutŭ from Old Norse knūtr knot in cord