scherm

[ skerm, skurm ]
/ skɛrm, skɜrm /

noun

(in South Africa) a hut, screen, or shelter constructed from branches and canvas, scraped animal hides, or the like.

Origin of scherm

1860–65; < Afrikaans skerm screen, shelter < Dutch scherm screen, (earlier) shelter
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