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vywer, noun

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Afrikaans, DutchShow more Afrikaans, from Dutch vijver pond.
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A coastal pond or tidal trap, first used for inshore fishing by Stone Age peoples.
1959 J.D. Clark Prehist. of S. Afr. 131At various points ranging for over a thousand miles of coast are enclosures and dams known as vywers. Some..are still in use and are or were ground-baited...It seems probable that this method of inshore fishing dates back to these times...The ‘Mermaid’ scene from a painted rock shelter at Ezeljachtspoort..may well represent a fishing group at one of these vywers.
1992 Yeld & Gubb in Afr. Wildlife Vol.46 No.2, 200At some point in their ancient history they (sc. the Strandlopers) stumbled on the idea of building tidal fish traps, or vywers as they later came to be known.
A coastal pond or tidal trap, first used for inshore fishing by Stone Age peoples.

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