an enclosure for cattle and other domestic animals in southern Africa.
a village of the Native peoples of South Africa, usually surrounded by a stockade or the like and often having a central space for livestock.
such a village as a social unit.
an enclosure where wild animals are exhibited, as in a zoo.
to shut up in an enclosure or pen, as cattle.
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How to use kraal in a sentence
They had come down from the kraal to enjoy the sport and get some of the meat, of which they are particularly fond.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Yis, all alone, sept de two tousand Caffres ob de kraal; but dey is nobody—only black beasts.Hunting the Lions | R.M. Ballantyne
Then after a consultation among themselves, one of the men turned and went into the kraal again.Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
After dinner I walked over to a Kaffir kraal and bought fuel, and two infants' copper bangles.In the Ranks of the C.I.V. | Erskine Childers
Most of the inhabitants of the kraal had retired within the huts, for there was a chill feeling in the air.Forging the Blades | Bertram Mitford
British Dictionary definitions for kraal
a hut village in southern Africa, esp one surrounded by a stockade
an enclosure for livestock
denoting or relating to the tribal aspects of the Black African way of life
(tr) to enclose (livestock) in a kraal
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