sjambok

noun
sjam·​bok | \ (ˈ)sham¦bäk, -¦bək \
plural -s

Definition of sjambok

southern Africa
: a heavy leather whip often of rhinoceros hide

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History and Etymology for sjambok

Afrikaans sambok, from Malay cambok large whip, from Hindi cābuk

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“Sjambok.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sjambok. Accessed 11 December 2019.

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