bakoond, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, bak bake + oond oven.
1. A brick or clay oven, usually with a vaulted roof and iron door, either built into the side of a wide kitchen hearth, or as a free-standing structure outside a house; bakeoven; Dutch oven. Also attributive.
1951 H.C. Bosman in L. Abrahams Bekkersdal Marathon (1971) 65Because of the crack..the bakoond wasn’t so good for baking bread in, any more.
1968 7 Castle Hill, Port Elizabeth (pamphlet) 13 (caption)Bakoond.
1970 L.G. Green Giant in Hiding 107Every old cottage has the traditional bakoond, the country oven of rounded clay built into the kitchen and projecting from that end of the building.
1973 Farmer’s Weekly 25 Apr. 44Until recently bread was still baked in the spacious bakoond..in the enormous chimney stack.
1976 Weekend Argus 26 JuneA perfectly proportioned timber beamed lounge with bakoond idiom fireplace and a huge stoep offleading.
1981 J. Kench Cape Dutch Homesteads 108The farmer and his family and friends could sit..warmed by the heat from the old Dutch bakoond and the stove under the great yellowwood beam supporting the inner wall of the kitchen.
1985 Frontline May 21Clockwise from top left: Marico postmaster in front of bakoond.
2. figurative. rare. A form of punishment, similar to running the gauntlet.
Note:
In Afrikaans, ‘bakoond’ has the figurative meaning of ‘bottom’ or buttocks.
1981 E. Prov. Herald 5 Nov. 44His daughter, aged 13, had suffered physical pain and emotional upheaval from being put through the ‘bakoond’ — a form of punishment in which pupils had to crawl through the legs of their peers who slapped them on the buttocks as they progressed down the line.
A brick or clay oven, usually with a vaulted roof and iron door, either built into the side of a wide kitchen hearth, or as a free-standing structure outside a house; bakeoven; Dutch oven. Also attributive.
A form of punishment, similar to running the gauntlet.
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