disselboom

noun dis·sel·boom \ˈdisəlˌbüm, -ˌbōm\

Definition of disselboom

plural

-s

Africa

  1. :  the pole of a horse-drawn wagon

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Origin and Etymology of disselboom

Afrikaans, from Dutch, from dissel tongue or shaft of a wagon (from Middle Dutch) + boom pole, tree, from Middle Dutch; akin to Old Saxon thīsla tongue or shaft of a wagon, Old English thīxl, Old High German dīhsala, Old Norse thīsl tongue or shaft of a wagon, Old Slavic tęgnąti to pull, and to Old High German boum tree


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