noun, verb (used with object)
Definition for kourbash (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Origin of kurbash
Examples from the Web for kourbash
He who could bribe the judges the highest got judgment delivered in his favour, while his opponent received the kourbash.
Her reply was that he had given slaves the kourbash, and had even shot them.
A kourbash is a strip of old hippo-hide with a sort of keel on it, like the cutting edge of a boar's tusk.Actions and Reactions|Rudyard Kipling
The symbol of authority might well have been a kourbash, which corresponds to the English cat-o'-nine-tails.
But it was wonderful to see how Mahommed Seti took the kourbash at the hands of Fielding, when he shied from the medicine bottles.