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karwats, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, horsewhip, riding whip.
A short-handled riding whip; a quirt.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 254Karwats, (D. karbats, a scourge of leather; Pol. karbacz; Turkish kyrbatsj, a whip of rhinoceros hide.) A whip made of one piece of hide throughout.
1980 Cape Times 16 July 1The quirt is still being used experimentally in riot control...A police statement referred to the instrument as a ‘karwats’ and in a subsequent note said this should be translated into a ‘quirt’.
A short-handled riding whip; a quirt.

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