from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In South Africa, a ruined native stone hut.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Shortly afterwards, despairing of holding the _kliphok_ any longer, they ran down to the foot of the hill for their horses, and saw that the rest of the burghers were already fleeing some eight or nine hundred paces in front of them, and that their own horses had joined in the flight.
Unfortunately, seven burghers from Heilbron were at a short distance from the others, having taken up their position in a _kliphok_. [
Wordnik is becoming a not-for-profit! Read our announcement here.