Definition of krantz in English:

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Pronunciation: /krɑːns/
(also krans)


South African
A precipitous or overhanging wall of rocks.
Example sentences
  • The reserve is on and around a beautiful loop of the Bushman's River and includes a wide selection of bushveld, plains, krantzes and chalky hills.
  • They continued on up the krantz that jutted out into the sea and stood and watched as the wild breakers crashed against the cliff reaching a tremendous height before plummeting back down again.
  • The high krantzes where young herons squawked on their nests waiting for the last meal of the day to be brought to them added to atmosphere.


South African Dutch, from Dutch krans, literally 'coronet'.

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