Definition of kraal in English:
1A traditional African village of huts, typically enclosed by a fence.
- They said that if money came to our kraals and our abodes, singing would no longer help our children and our wives sleep.
- So at dusk I was led to a kraal where an extended Masai family greeted me with great hospitality and a selection of decorative beaded goods.
- Phillip then moved the two children to his own Mother's kraal and he paid a substantial sum to the family of his wife for this right - otherwise they might have taken the children themselves.
1.1 another term for homestead (sense 3).
verb[with object] Back to top
Drive (cattle or sheep) into an enclosure: they kraal their sheep every night
More example sentences
- 24 cattle from this farm have been kraaled on Wallasey (next door) until the owner of the cattle pays compensation.
- We responded to losses by jackal predation by changing to an indigenous breed (Damaras flock better than Dorpers and resist predators better), bringing heavily pregnant ewes in to a safe camp, and kraaling our animals at night.
- Already with portable electric fencing we will be kraaling the cattle overnight on the croplands to improve fertility of the lands.
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