Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To ‘send to Coventry’; side-track.

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  • verb transitive, South Africa, obsolete To be shifted sideways.

Etymologies

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From the town of the same name in the Western Cape, South Africa. During the South African War (or Boer War), English officers who had done badly were sent to a farm at Stellenbosch, without losing rank, to look after horses.

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