knout /ˈnaʊt, ||ˈnut/
Knout n. A kind of whip for flogging criminals, formerly much used in Russia. The lash is a tapering bundle of leather thongs twisted with wire and hardened, so that it mangles the flesh.
Knout, v. t. To punish with the knout.
n : a whip with a lash of leather thongs twisted with wire; used
for flogging prisoners