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/