What does the word knout mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • A whip used in Russia.

Usage examples for knout

  1. The chief eunuch and the chief huntsman naturally believed that Zadig had stolen the queen's dog and the king's horse; so they had him arrested and condemned, first to the knout, and afterward to exile for life in Siberia. – Inquiries and Opinions by Brander Matthews
  2. She had the heavy whip- the knout- applied to the bared backs of earnest reformers. – A Political and Social History of Modern Europe V.1. by Carlton J. H. Hayes
  3. They and their antecedents were sent to Siberia, lashed with a knout, if they even dreamed of freedom. – The Debs Decision by Scott Nearing
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