Part of speech: noun

A whip used in Russia.

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Usage examples "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", 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.", 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", Scott Nearing.