knobkerrie


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knob·ker·rie

 (nŏb′kĕr′ē)
n.
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).]

knobkerrie

(ˈnɒbˌkɛrɪ) or

knobstick

n
(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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.knobkerrie - a short wooden club with a heavy knob on one endknobkerrie - a short wooden club with a heavy knob on one end; used by aborigines in southern Africa
club - stout stick that is larger at one end; "he carried a club in self defense"; "he felt as if he had been hit with a club"
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Among those in the collection was that of Private John Kirkham, a 20-year-old in the 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment in 1916, who described attacking a German soldier with a "knobkerrie", a steelheaded club used in hand-to-hand fighting.
Among those in the Imperial War Museum collection was that of Private John Kirkham, a 20-year-old in the 20th Battalion Manchester Regiment in 1916, who described attacking a German soldier with a "knobkerrie", a steel-headed club used in hand-to-hand fighting.
There's little doubt our politicians sorely underestimated the native force, armed with only hide shields, knobkerrie clubs, assegais - long, throwing spears - and shorter, stabbing spears dubbed iklwa, a Zulu word which described the slurping noise as the weapon was pulled from a victim.
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Dear knobkerrie, are you a friend, a medical doctor or a fortune-teller Dear knobkerrie, child of the black and white cow Dear knobkerrie, you from the beautiful raisin bush That carries sweet wild dry raisins Are you friend, a medical doctor or a fortuneteller?
A Canoeing B Curling C Croquet D Cricket QUESTION 3 - for 3 points: What is a knobkerrie? A A heavy stick B A Highland fling C A type of antelope D An English landowner in Ireland QUESTION 4 - for 4 points: What name is given the loading mark painted on a ship's hull?
UNCLE (Slamming his knobkerrie on the coffee table threateningly): AIWA!
Black Girl lived in a primeval forest, carried a knobkerrie (a wooden club with a knobbed end), and was highly sexualized with her nakedness and her pronounced womb.
His initiation into manhood is complete when one of the elders, Oom Dan, conveys his regret for what has befallen Lumkile by presenting him with his own knobkerrie, which, the young man realises, symbolises 'the privilege to handle the manhood of a grown man' (p.
Eileen Creamer went there later and saw the African tribal stick, a knobkerrie, which he had earlier used to hit her genitals.
He stood his ground and with his stick, a sort of light knobkerrie, hit the bull hard on his nose.
A burglar must have broken in when my attention was diverted, I thought, reaching for my courage and the knobkerrie that rests in the cupboard under the stairs.