(in South Africa) a hut, screen, or shelter constructed from branches and canvas, scraped animal hides, or the like.
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How to use scherm in a sentence
Hij ziet het scherm voor een kachel aan, en verknoeit alles.The Further Adventures of O'Neill in Holland | J. Irwin Brown
The bedroom is usually the lee–side of a bush or scherm of cut branches.The Matabele Campaign | R. S. S. Baden-Powell
Then I turned a corner of the scherm (camp fence), and saw at once what was up.Tales of South Africa | H.A. Bryden
There were several of us, and we slept in a scherm, very snug and jolly we were too.In the Whirl of the Rising | Bertram Mitford
And now footsteps were heard approaching the scherm, together with the rattle of assegai hafts.John Ames, Native Commissioner | Bertram Mitford