from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. South African A rural village, typically consisting of huts surrounded by a stockade.
- n. South African An enclosure for livestock.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. In Central and Southern Africa, a rural village of huts surrounded by a stockade.
- n. An enclosure for livestock.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A collection of huts within a stockade; a village; sometimes, a single hut.
- n. An inclosure into which are driven wild elephants which are to be tamed and educated.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In South Africa, primarily, a collection of huts arranged around a circular inclosure for cattle, or the inclosure itself; hence, any closely built village, especially one within a stockade, or a farming establishment or ranch. Also spelled krawl.
- To place (cattle or sheep) in a kraal or shed for shelter or safe-keeping. See kraal, n.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a pen for livestock in southern Africa
- n. a village of huts for native Africans in southern Africa; usually surrounded by a stockade
Afrikaans, from Portuguese curral, pen, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *currāle, enclosure for carts; see corral.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From colonial Dutch kraal, from Portuguese curral. (Wiktionary)