verb (used with object)
Origin of knout
Examples from the Web for knout
Moens was condemned to be beheaded, and his sister (who was the empress's favourite) to receive eleven strokes of the knout.
I had seen similar scars before, and knew there was but one weapon in the world—the knout—capable of making them.The Red Symbol|John Ironside
The celebrated punishment of the "knout" partakes a good deal of this same character of suffering.Oak Openings|James Fenimore Cooper
For disloyalty to the emperor, Katina was condemned to receive fifteen strokes of the knout.The Shadow of the Czar|John R. Carling
He said that one of his purposes in staying in town, was to 'knout' me every day—didn't he?The Letters of Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett, Vol. 1 (of 2) 1845-1846|Robert Browning and Elizabeth Barrett Barrett