Meaning of sjambok

sjam•bok

Pronunciation: (sham-bok', -buk'), [key]
— n.
  1. (in southern Africa) a heavy whip, usually of rhinoceros hide.
—v.t.
  1. to whip with or as if with such a whip.
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