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Meaning of KNOUT

Pronunciation:  nawt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used for flogging prisoners
 

KNOUT is a 5 letter word that starts with K.

 

 See Also: whip

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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 last is a tapering bundle of leather thongs
    twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the flesh.
    
    
  2. \Knout\, v. t.
    To punish with the knout. --Brougham.
    
    
 

 

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