foreslock, noun

Origin:
South African Dutch
obs.
voorslag sense 1.
1850 R.G.G. Cumming Hunter’s Life I. 25The ‘fore-slock,’ about which the waggon-drivers are very particular, is about a yard in length, and is formed of a strip of the supple skin of some particular variety of antelope.
1853 F.P. Fleming Kaffraria 46Long whips, made with bamboo handles,..and tapering towards the end, where the ‘foreslocks’ or lashes..are fastened.
1873 F. Boyle To Cape for Diamonds 56The butt is a pliant reed, twelve to fifteen feet long, and the lash, of bullock’s hide plaited, measures sometimes twenty feet...Such an instrument would cut a piece from a horse’s back like a knife, but it is reduced to more moderate torture by appending a fore slock of antelope skin.
[1894 E. Glanville Fair Colonist 229A piece of bush-buck hide..looped over a big tow and stretched tight, while he swiftly drew a smalled loop up and down the thong,..to serve as a terrible lash or foreslag for the long waggon-whip.]
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