Definition of knobkerrie in English:
A short stick with a knob at the top, traditionally used as a weapon by the indigenous peoples of South Africa.
- It was a cold morning on Ray Street on 9 February 1955 when 2000 policemen, armed with guns, knobkerries and rifles, forcefully moved the families to Meadowlands, Soweto.
- The new mace, in the shape of a knobkierie, was designed to reflect the history, tradition, diversity, culture, and languages of South Africa.
- The physical abuse included severe beatings with knobkerries which resulted in bruises, broken limbs and widespread lacerations.
Definition of knobkerrie in:
- US English dictionary
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