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In Malaysia and Indonesia: a sharp bamboo or iron stake or caltrop placed point upwards in the ground to hinder or injure an enemy or hunted animal.
Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marsden (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist. From Malay ranjau.
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