Definition of Knobkerrie

1. Noun. A short wooden club with a heavy knob on one end; used by aborigines in southern Africa.

Exact synonyms: Knobkerry
Generic synonyms: Club



Definition of Knobkerrie

1. n. A short club with a knobbed end used as a missile weapon by Kafir and other native tribes of South Africa.

Definition of Knobkerrie

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Knobkerrie

knobble
knobbled
knobbler
knobblers
knobbles
knobblier
knobbliest
knobbliness
knobbling
knobbly
knobbly-knees competitions
knobby
knobcone pine
knobheads
knobkerrie (current term)
knobkerries
knobkerry
knobkierie
knobkieries
knobless
knoblike
knobology
knobs
knobstick
knobsticks
knock
knock-about
knock-down(a)

Literary usage of Knobkerrie

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1. The Hunter's Arcadia by Parker Gillmore (1886)
"good motto, for just then I saw the Hottentot hurl his knobkerrie, and a second afterwards caught sight of the pauw going like a racehorse up the donga. ..."

2. Fairy Tales from South Africa by E. J. Bourhill, J. B. Drake (1908)
"1 knobkerrie—a staff about the length and thickness of a policeman's truncheon, with a round knob at the end. It can be thrown some distance or wielded in ..."

3. Brighter South Africa: Or Life at the Cape and Natal by James Ewing Ritchie (1892)
"I pointed to his knobkerrie, and then displayed a couple of shillings. I naturally expected that he would hand over the knobkerrie, and then that I should ..."

4. Melton and Homespun: Nature and Sport in Prose and Verse by J. M. M. B. Durham, R. J. Richardson (1913)
"Scarcely were the words uttered, than a huge and magnificently proportioned Zulu, very airily attired and armed with a formidable knobkerrie, glided out of ..."

5. "Cape Times" Law Reports: A Record of Every Matter Disposed of in the by Cape of Good Hope (South Africa). Supreme Court (1892)
"I call the stick in question a knobkerrie, and not an ordinary walking-stick. ... It is a knobkerrie, and is the same olas« of stick as that taken from ..."

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