[ kroo-gerz-dawrp; Dutch kry-khuhrs-dawrp ]

  1. a city in S Transvaal, in the NE Republic of South Africa, NW of Johannesburg.

Words Nearby Krugersdorp Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use Krugersdorp in a sentence

  • Mercifully, as it turned out, they were not ready for active service when Dr. Jameson was reported at Krugersdorp.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • A somewhat similar incident took place, but fortunately with less serious results, on the way from the battle of Krugersdorp.

    The Transvaal from Within | J. P. Fitzpatrick
  • In the Krugersdorp district they could not sow any more, and the majority of the cattle had been taken from them.

    The Peace Negotiations | J. D. Kestell
  • Dr. van der Merwe was now going to take him to his own house at Krugersdorp, and there to take further charge of him.

    Through Shot and Flame | J. D. Kestell.
  • Krugersdorp was founded in 1887 at the time of the discovery of gold on the Rand and is named after President Kruger.

British Dictionary definitions for Krugersdorp


/ (ˈkruːɡəzˌdɔːp) /

  1. a city in NE South Africa, in the Witwatersrand, at an altitude of 1720 m (5650 ft): a gold-, manganese-, and uranium-mining centre. Pop: 86 618 (2001)

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