noun (in South Africa)
Origin of kopje
Examples from the Web for kopje
A fresh company occupied the kopje that evening, and once more perfect silence reigned.
The infantry now were pouring volleys on the kopje, whence they were again attacked with such warmth that they had to “lie low.”South Africa and the Transvaal War, Vol. V (of VI)|Louis Creswicke
These, with a Maxim, somewhat isolated on the kopje on what was now the right flank, were beginning to be hotly engaged.History of the War in South Africa 1899-1902 v. 1 (of 4)|Sir Frederick Maurice.
Recollect you promised me that if there was any sign of the kopje being still occupied you would stop at once and return.
They walked round the foot of the kopje and past the Kaffer huts.The Story of an African Farm|(AKA Ralph Iron) Olive Schreiner
British Dictionary definitions for kopje
Word Origin for kopje
Word Origin and History for kopje
small hill in South Africa, from S.African Dutch, diminutive of Dutch kop "hill; head" (see kop).