scherm

[skerm, skurm]
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noun

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

Nearby words

  1. schenectady,
  2. schengen convention,
  3. schepisi,
  4. scherbo,
  5. schererville,
  6. scherzando,
  7. scherzo,
  8. scheuermann's disease,
  9. scheveningen,
  10. schiaparelli

Origin of scherm

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

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