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Meaning of punji stake

pun'ji stake"

Pronunciation: (poon'jē, pun'-), [key]
  1. a sharp bamboo stake concealed in high grass at an angle so as to gash the feet and legs of enemy soldiers and often coated with excrement so as to cause an infected wound. Also called
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