Definition of padloper in English:

padloper

noun

South African
  • A small tortoise native to southern Africa, often seen on roads and paths.

    • ‘The shell of the common padloper is relatively flat and the shields on the carapace are smooth with large areolae.’
    • ‘This tiny tortoise has earned its name, padloper - road-walker: it has a habit of taking to the road when it goes for a stroll - oblivious of the fact that by doing so it dices with death.’

Origin

Afrikaans, literally vagabond, from pad path + loper runner.

Pronunciation:

padloper

/ˈpatˌlʊəpə/