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A leather scourge used for flogging.
tr.v. knout·ed, knout·ing, knouts
To flog with a knout.
[French, from Russian knut, from Old Russian knutŭ, from Old Norse knūtr, knot in cord.]
a stout whip used formerly in Russia as an instrument of punishment
[C17: from Russian knut, of Scandinavian origin; compare Old Norse knūtr knot]
1. a whip with a lash of leather thongs, formerly used in Russia for flogging criminals.v.t.
2. to flog with the knout.
[1710–20; < French < Russian knut, Old Russian]