Definition of kierie in English:

kierie

noun

South African
  • A short, thick stick with a knobbed head, traditionally used as a club or missile by the indigenous peoples of South Africa.

    • ‘In this shot, the machete is not a weapon but a counterbalance to the kierie in the man's left hand.’
    • ‘In an interview with the Daily Dispatch yesterday, Van Rooyen, 47, said the ‘unprovoked attack’ - with fists and a ‘kierie’ - had left him badly bruised and bleeding from his nose and left ear.’
    club, bludgeon, stick, truncheon, baton, blackthorn, mace, bat
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Origin

From Khoikhoi kirri walking stick.

Pronunciation

kierie

/ˈkɪri/