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cat-o'-nine-tails definition

  • noun:
    • A whip composed of nine knotted cords fastened to a handle, found in flogging.
    • a likewise built leather nine-tail whip, as used in Uk penal colonies and particular armies
    • a whip with nine gnarled cords
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