Entry from British & World English dictionary
A greyish-brown snake of southern Africa, which is venomous but rarely dangerous.
- Genus Psammophylax, family Colubridae: two species
- I Saw nothing but an ostrich, two skaapstekers and some horned snakes.
Early 19th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch schaap 'sheep' + steker 'stinger'.
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