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chabouk

or cha·buk

[ chah-book ]
/ ˈtʃɑ bʊk /
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noun
(in Asia, especially the East) a horsewhip, formerly often used for inflicting corporal punishment.
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Origin of chabouk

1805–15; <Urdu chābuk<Persian

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How to use chabouk in a sentence

  • Of a sudden we were hailed several times from a large ship close at hand, with the words Chabouk!

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