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knobkerrie

[nob-ker-ee] /ˈnɒbˌkɛr i/
noun
1.
a short, heavy wooden club with a knob on one end, used especially by native peoples of South Africa for striking and throwing.
Origin of knobkerrie
1835-1845
1835-45; < Afrikaans knopkierie, equivalent to knop knob + kierie, said to be < Khoikhoi kirri, keeri stick
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knobkerrie

/ˈnɒbˌkɛrɪ/
noun
1.
a stick with a round knob at the end, used as a club or missile by South African tribesmen
Word Origin
C19: from Afrikaans knopkierie, from knop knob, from Middle Dutch cnoppe + kierie stick, from Khoikhoi kīrri
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