voorloop, verb intransitive

Back-formation from voorloper.
To lead a team of oxen; fore-loup.
1913 C. Pettman Africanderisms 541Voorloop,..To lead a span of oxen by means of the ‘touw’ fastened to the horns of the front pair.
1969 F. Goldie River of Gold 80He called Tom and handed the leading riem to him, for it had been decided that Tom would voorloop for a while...‘I go to voorloop,’ he said smiling.
To lead a team of oxen; fore-loup.
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