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sjambok

[sham-bok, -buhk] /ʃæmˈbɒk, -ˈbʌk/
noun
1.
(in southern Africa) a heavy whip, usually of rhinoceros hide.
verb (used with object)
2.
to whip with or as if with such a whip.
Origin
1820-1830
1820-30; < Afrikaans s(j)ambok < Malay cambuk whip < Hindi cābuk
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sjambok

/ˈʃæmbʌk; in South Africa -bɒk/
noun
1.
a heavy whip of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide
2.
a stiff synthetic version of this, used in crowd control
verb -boks, -bokking, -bokked
3.
(transitive) to strike or beat with such a whip
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans, from Malay samboq, chamboq, from Urdu chābuk
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