knouting

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old Norse (knūtr), a knot in a cord.

Noun[edit]

knouting (plural knoutings)

  1. A leather scourge.
  2. A flogging with a knout.
    The knouting of the peasants went on for days in revenge for their uprising

Verb[edit]

knouting

  1. Present participle of knout.