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knout

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noun \ˈnau̇t, sometimes ˈnüt\

Definition of knout

  1. :  a whip used for flogging

knout

transitive verb


Origin and Etymology of knout

Russian knut, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse knūtr knot; akin to Old English cnotta


First Known Use: 1716


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