kleilat, noun

Origin:
AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, klei clay + lat stick.
A children’s game in which balls or pellets of clay are flicked at an opponent with a flexible stick; the flexible stick used in this game.
1955 V. De Kock Fun They Had 80When no other sport presented itself, young South Africans often amused themselves by fighting with sticks, and, more especially, with the so-called kleilat or clay-stick.
1970 Beeton & Dorner in Eng. Usage in Sn Afr. Vol.1 No.2, 47Kleilat,..flexible stick used to flick a pellet of clay at an opponent in a game played by S. Afr. schoolboys particularly in rural areas.
1970 Informant, PietersburgHis body was a patchwork quilt of bruises after a game of ‘kleilat’.
1982 T. Baron in Frontline Nov. 45Kleilat was popular and extremely multi-national. There were kids named Llewllyn, Marais, Van Niekerk, McLeod, Lazlo Magyar.
[1982 T. Baron in Frontline Nov. 45He put rocks in his klei and aimed them like an artilleryman.]
A children’s game in which balls or pellets of clay are flicked at an opponent with a flexible stick; the flexible stick used in this game.
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