(South African also velskoen /ˈfɛlskʊn/)
1A strong suede or leather shoe or boot.
- He was dressed just as we were, in shirt and trousers and veldskoens, and he had dust all over him.
- We visit the factory where you can see the shoes being made and purchase or order your choice of hard-wearing, ultra-comfortable veldskoen, direct from the factory.
- A good set of handmade leather veldskoens is also getting hard to find.
Afrikaans, from Dutch veld 'field' or vel 'skin, hide' + schoen 'shoe'.
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