knobkierie or knobkerrie


knobkierie or knobkerrie
knob|kie|rie or knob|ker|rie [ `nab,kiri ] noun count SOUTH AFRICAN
a short thick stick with a KNOB (=round end part) used as a weapon

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  • knobkierie — UK US noun [countable] [singular knobkierie plural knobkieries] south african a short thick stick with a knob used as a weapon Thesaurus: weapons that do not explode or cut …   Useful english dictionary

  • knobkerrie — [ nɒbˌkɛri] (also knobkierie) noun a short stick with a knobbed head, used as a weapon by South African tribesmen. Origin C19: from knob + kerrie (from Nama kieri knobkerrie ), suggested by Afrik. knopkierie …   English new terms dictionary

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