kraal definition

  • noun:
    • South African A rural town, typically composed of huts surrounded by a stockade.
    • South African An enclosure for livestock.
    • In Central and Southern Africa, a rural village of huts in the middle of a stockade.
    • An enclosure for livestock.
    • an accumulation of huts within a stockade; a village; sometimes, just one hut.
    • An inclosure into that are driven crazy elephants which are to-be tamed and educated.
    • In South Africa, primarily, an accumulation of huts organized around a circular inclosure for cattle, or perhaps the inclosure it self; therefore, any closely built village, specially one within a stockade, or a farming institution or farm. Also spelled krawl.
    • a pen for livestock in southern Africa
    • a village of huts for native Africans in south Africa; frequently enclosed by a stockade
  • others:
    • to put (cattle or sheep) in a kraal or drop for protection or safe-keeping. See kraal, n.

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