English name for a short, heavy club with a knob on one end that is used by indigenous tribes of South Africa as a weapon. Kind of like a primitive ball peen hammer. It can be swung or thrown.

Knob"ker`rie (?), n. [Boer D. knopkirie, fr. D. knop-hout, knotty stick + Hottentot kïrri club.]

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


© Webster 1913.

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