voortrek, noun

Also with initial capital.
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Great Trek sense 1.
1972 S. Afr. Panorama Mar. 27This is the true significance of Blood River — South Africa’s most hallowed spot. The victory won there made the Voortrekkers conscious of their strength...It ensured the success of the voortrek.
1980 S. Afr. Panorama Sept. 16The Voortrek, a central episode in South Africa’s rich historic past, was one of the great feats of human courage.
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