plural -s
: screen, fence
a brushwood scherm
also : a plot enclosed by a scherm

Word History


Afrikaans skerm, from Dutch scherm screen, curtain, from Middle Dutch, screen, fence, protection; akin to Old High German skerm, skirm shield, Latin corium skin, hide

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“Scherm.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Sep. 2023.

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