knobkerrie(redirected from knobkerries)
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A short club with one knobbed end, used as a weapon by warriors of certain South African peoples.
[Afrikaans knopkierie : knop, knob (from Middle Dutch cnoppe) + kieri, club (from Khoikhoi kirri, stick).]
(Arms & Armour (excluding Firearms)) a stick with a round knob at the end, used as a club or missile by South African tribesmen
[C19: from Afrikaans knopkierie, from knop knob, from Middle Dutch cnoppe + kierie stick, from Khoikhoi kīrri]