Definition of kierie in English:

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kierie

Pronunciation: /ˈkɪri/

noun (plural kieries)

South African
A short, thick stick with a knobbed head, traditionally used as a club or missile by the indigenous peoples of South Africa.
Example sentences
  • In this shot, the machete is not a weapon but a counterbalance to the kierie in the man's left hand.
  • In an interview with the Daily Dispatch yesterday, Van Rooyen, 47, said the ‘unprovoked attack’ - with fists and a ‘kierie’ - had left him badly bruised and bleeding from his nose and left ear.

Origin

From Khoikhoi kirri 'walking stick'.

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