Definition of skaapsteker in English:


Line breaks: skaap|steker
Pronunciation: /ˈskɑːpˌsteɪkə


South African
  • A greyish-brown snake of southern Africa, which is venomous but rarely dangerous.
    • Genus Psammophylax, family Colubridae: two species
    More example sentences
    • 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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