broekielace, noun

Forms:
Also broekieslace.
Origin:
Afrikaans, EnglishShow more Afrikaans broekie panties, knickers + English lace.
Architecture
Victorian-style ornamental wrought-iron work, used on verandahs, or as fencing; decorative woodwork. Also attributive.
1980 Cape Times 30 Aug.Authentic Victorian charm in select oak lined avenue. Tralies Broekielace and marble fireplaces.
1981 Rand Daily Mail 18 June 2One particularly memorable feature of those houses is the beautiful wrought iron fencework or ‘broekielace’ that adorns so many gardens.
1989 F.G. Butler Tales from Old Karoo 164As you can see, our house has..that broad stoep, with the elaborate broekielace woodwork all round.
1990 Weekend Post 3 Feb. (Leisure) 4Some of Long Street’s roofscapes are a joy to behold, with their gracious ‘broekie-lace’ balcony railings (some even have roof-top railings), Victorian pilasters, fancy gables, statues and gargoyles.
1991 S. Afr. Garden & Home Aug. 80The broekie-lace was brought from the Karoo where it was hand-carved over 100 years ago.
Victorian-style ornamental wrought-iron work, used on verandahs, or as fencing; decorative woodwork. Also attributive.
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