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kapstylhuis, noun

Forms:
Also kapsteilhuis.
Plurals:
kapstylhuise /ˈkapsteɪlˌhœisə/.
Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, kapstyl roof-truss + huis house.
Architecture
A temporary dwelling evolved by Cape frontiersmen, and built on an A-frame design with thatched roof extending to the ground in lieu of walls. Also partial translation of kapstyl house. See also hartebeest house (hartebeest adjective).
1969 D. Child Yesterday’s Children 113The kapsteilhuis..looked like a thatched roof standing directly on the ground.
1989 Weekend Post 7 Oct. (Leisure) 3On the drawing board are plans for a shepherd’s kapstylhuis.
A temporary dwelling evolved by Cape frontiersmen, and built on an A-frame design with thatched roof extending to the ground in lieu of walls. Also partial translation of kapstyl house.

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