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ringmuur, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, circular wall, ring circle, ring + muur wall.
Architecture
A white-washed ring-wall surrounding the homestead and outbuildings of a farm, characteristic of Cape Dutch country architecture. See also Cape Dutch adjectival phrase sense 2 a, werf sense 1.
1957 L.G. Green Beyond City Lights 164Visser’s Hok is the oldest farm in the Koeberg...The present house bears the date 1768, but the ringmuur, the white wall enclosing about eighteen morgen round the homestead, must be much older.
1977 S. Afr. Panorama Aug. 33The restoration of Boschendal..includes the outbuildings and the entire area contained within the characteristic whitewashed ringmuur (ringwall).
A white-washed ring-wall surrounding the homestead and outbuildings of a farm, characteristic of Cape Dutch country architecture.

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