skoffel, noun1

Forms:
Also scoffel, and (formerly) schoffel.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans (from Dutch schoffel).
A hoe. Also attributive.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 431Schoffel,..A hoe; a weeding tool.
1963 M. Kavanagh We Merry Peasants 110Those who are interested should ask themselves whether they are prepared to take a skoffel — a hoe — and work with the labourers.
1966 I. Vaughan These Were my Yesterdays 122Moses brings a ‘Scoffel girl’ to cut down long grass.
A hoe. Also attributive.
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