hookswinging [hoo k-swing-ing] ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a ritualistic torture, practiced among the Mandan Indians, in which a voluntary victim was suspended from attached to the flesh of the back.
Origin of hookswinging First recorded in 1890–95;+ + Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019 Examples from the Web for hook-swinging Historical Examples of hook-swinging
They are however no credit to their religion, for one of their principal ceremonies is hook-swinging.
The hook-swinging ceremony is said69 to be sometimes performed after the consent of the goddess has been obtained.