- a whip with leather thongs, formerly used in Turkey, Egypt, etc.
- to whip with a kurbash.
Origin of kurbash
1805–15; < Arabic kurbāj ≪ Turkish kιrbaç whip
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Examples from the Web for kurbash
But he was not permitted to finish, as Moto sprang up furious, with his kurbash (a hippopotamus-hide whip) in hand.My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave
Henry M. Stanley
A bawling of voices, a snapping of the kurbash upon the flanks of the camels, and the caravan was once more under way.
He carried a kurbash, a cow-hide whip, which he twirled idly, even suggestively.
The use of the kurbash for such purposes, once common in Egypt, has been abolished by the British authorities.
He has a French cook, but he retains the kurbash; he puts up telephones, but he does not give up the bowstring.The Rulers of the Mediterranean
Richard Harding Davis