vlek, verb transitive

/flek/, /flɛk/
Forms:
Also vleck.
Origin:
Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch vlekken to cleave, split open.
To gut, clean, or open out (a fish or a carcase); to cut (meat) into strips; fleck.
1838 J.E. Alexander Exped. into Int. II. 6Many of the people were employed during the remainder of the 30th of March in vleking or cutting the meat of the game we had killed into thin flaps or steaks, and hanging it on the bushes to dry.
1991 E. Prov. Herald 15 Nov. 21We either use them (sc. ‘gorries’) whole or ‘vlek’ them open and remove the backbone.
To gut, clean, or open out (a fish or a carcase); to cut (meat) into strips; fleck.
Derivatives:
Hence vlekking verbal noun, flecking (see fleck).
1986 C. Kirstein Best S. Afr. Braai Recipes 11‘Vlekking’ and salting.

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