kurbash

noun
kur·​bash
variants: or kourbash or courbash or curbash \ ˈku̇(ə)rˌbash, ⸗ˈ⸗ \
plural -es

Definition of kurbash

: a lash or whip of hide used as an instrument of punishment

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History and Etymology for kurbash

Turkish kirbaç

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