Definition of skaapsteker in English:

skaapsteker

noun

South african
  • A greyish-brown snake of southern Africa, which is venomous but rarely dangerous.

    • ‘I Saw nothing but an ostrich, two skaapstekers and some horned snakes.’

Origin

Early 19th century: via Afrikaans from Dutch schaap sheep + steker stinger.

Pronunciation:

skaapsteker

/ˈskɑːpˌsteɪkə/