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Definition of "zareba" []

  • An enclosure of bushes or stakes protecting a campsite or village in northeast Africa. (noun)
  • A campsite or village protected by such an enclosure. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "zareba" in a sentence
  • "I have been having it over with black Mak, and he's quite at home here and is on the look out for a place where we can build up what they calls a zareba of bushes and rock with a good fire inside."
  • "Luttrell had an hour free, and the zareba was the one spectacle in"
  • "It was well past noon when Nefer crept up close to them, and climbed a tamarind tree from which he could spy over the thornbush zareba that surrounded the camp."