[ vahl ]

  1. a river in S Africa, in the Republic of South Africa, flowing SW from the Transvaal to the Orange River. 700 miles (1,125 km) long.

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How to use Vaal in a sentence

  • It was the Vaal river, running here broad and deep, and making Barkly West a pleasing instead of a dull place.

    The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
  • On the 24th the Vaal was crossed, and on the 31st Roberts entered Johannesburg.

    Story of the War in South Africa | Captain A. T. Mahan, U.S.N.
  • Immediately south of Kroonstadt we crossed the Vaal River, with its fine high-level bridge reduced to atoms by dynamite.

    South African Memories | Lady Sarah Wilson
  • In 1868 many enterprising colonists made their way up the Vaal River, and were successful in finding a good number of diamonds.

  • The prisoners were taken to an old and disused drift of the Vaal river and told to cross.

    The Last Boer War | H. Rider Haggard

British Dictionary definitions for Vaal


/ (vɑːl) /

  1. a river in South Africa, rising in the Drakensberg and flowing west to join the Orange River. Length: 1160 km (720 miles)

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