skutkraal, noun

Forms:
schutkraal, skitkraalShow more Also schutkraal, skitkraal, skuit kraal.
Origin:
South African Dutch, DutchShow more South African Dutch, from Dutch schutkraal, schut screen, fence, partition (cf. schutten to impound, fence) + kraal, see kraal sense 3 a.
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skut sense 1.
1827 G. Thompson Trav. 45On calling for the horses I had engaged, found they had been put in the skut-kraal or pound.
1832 Graham’s Town Jrnl 12 Oct. 160On the following morning the horse was missed; about a month after saw the horse in the Scut-Kraal in Uitenhage.
1836 Abstract of Proceedings in Albany Settlers 1824–36 (Soc. for Relief of Distressed Settlers) 75He also lost 23 oxen at Somerset..but being put in the Schutkraal and he not having the means of paying the expenses upon them, they were sold.
1839 T. Shone Diary. 2 MayOutspand in front of Mr Festare House for the night and put our oxen in the Skitkraal for safety during the night.
1850 N.J. Merriman Cape Jrnls (1957) 135We clapped our panniers on the new steed, and trudged on to Bloemfontein, intending when we arrived to deposit the animal in the skuit kraal (pound).
[1899 G. Russell Hist. of Old Durban 151A cherished institution of the Boers, by whom it is known throughout South Africa as the Schut kraal.]
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