Definition of kraal noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//krɑːl//
    ; NAmE NAmE//krɑːl//
    (South African English)
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  1. 1a traditional African village of huts surrounded by a fence
  2. 2an area surrounded by a fence in which animals are kept a cattle kraal
  3. Word OriginDutch, from Portuguese curral, perhaps based on Latin currere ‘to run’.