Definition of ranjau in US English:

ranjau

noun

  • 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.

Origin

Late 18th century; earliest use found in William Marsden (1754–1836), orientalist and numismatist. From Malay ranjau.

Pronunciation

ranjau

/ˈrandʒaʊ/