knobkerrie knobkerrie

Definition(s):

  • (n) a short wooden club with a heavy knob on one end; used by aborigines in southern Africa

Usage(s):

  1. Attacked by her father's pet baboon, she beat it to death with her knobkerrie.
  2. Then he let go: eloquence, blunt, polished and effective as an old knobkerrie, the growling, galling scorn for his enemies, the passages of noble purple for his friends.
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