[sham-bok, -buhk]
(in southern Africa) a heavy whip, usually of rhinoceros hide.
verb (used with object)
to whip with or as if with such a whip.

1820–30; < Afrikaans s(j)ambok < Malay cambuk whip < Hindi cābuk Unabridged
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sjambok (ˈʃæmbʌk, (in South Africa) -bɒk)
1.  a heavy whip of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide
2.  a stiff synthetic version of this, used in crowd control
vb , -boks, -bokking, -bokked
3.  (tr) to strike or beat with such a whip
[C19: from Afrikaans, from Malay samboq, chamboq, from Urdu chābuk]

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Example sentences
Sjambok comes over for a closer look, but decides to keep his distance.
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