knobkerrie

noun
knob·​ker·​rie | \ ˈnäb-ˌker-ē How to pronounce knobkerrie (audio) \

Definition of knobkerrie

: a short wooden club with a knob at one end used as a missile or in close attack especially by Zulus of southern Africa

First Known Use of knobkerrie

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for knobkerrie

Afrikaans knopkierie, from knop knob + kierie club

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“Knobkerrie.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/knobkerrie. Accessed 18 January 2020.

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