noun (plural middelmannetjies)South African
A ridge between the wheel ruts of an unsurfaced road: the car has a high clearance so is easy to drive on roads with high middelmannetjies
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- The front wheel seemed to be stuck on the middelmannetjie with the back wheel changing lanes over it.
- The roads have high middelmannetjies, which tough 4x4s with high ground clearance can handle.
- The middelmannetjie is high enough in some places that we had to choose alternate paths.
Afrikaans, literally 'little man in the middle'.
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