disselboom

noun
dis·​sel·​boom | \ ˈdisəlˌbüm, -ˌbōm \
plural -s

Definition of disselboom

Africa
: the pole of a horse-drawn wagon

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History and Etymology for 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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“Disselboom.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disselboom. Accessed 22 Sep. 2021.

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