[ koo r-bash ]
/ ˈkʊər bæʃ /

noun, verb (used with object)


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or kour·bash

[ koo r-bash ]
/ ˈkʊər bæʃ /


a whip with leather thongs, formerly used in Turkey, Egypt, etc.

verb (used with object)

to whip with a kurbash.

Origin of kurbash

1805–15; < Arabic kurbāj ≪ Turkish kιrbaç whip
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