disselboom

noun

dis·​sel·​boom
ˈdisəlˌbüm,
-ˌbōm
plural -s
Africa
: the pole of a horse-drawn wagon

Word History

Etymology

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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“Disselboom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disselboom. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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