knobkerrie

knobkerrie

[nob-ker-ee]
noun
a short, heavy wooden club with a knob on one end, used especially by native peoples of South Africa for striking and throwing.

Origin:
1835–45; < Afrikaans knopkierie, equivalent to knop knob + kierie, said to be < Khoikhoi kirri, keeri stick

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knobkerrie or knobstick (ˈnɒbˌkɛrɪ, ˈnɒbˌstɪk)
 
n
a stick with a round knob at the end, used as a club or missile by South African tribesmen
 
[C19: from Afrikaans knopkierie, from knop knob, from Middle Dutch cnoppe + kierie stick, from Khoikhoi kīrri]
 
knobstick or knobstick
 
n
 
[C19: from Afrikaans knopkierie, from knop knob, from Middle Dutch cnoppe + kierie stick, from Khoikhoi kīrri]

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