1. noun /ˈʃæmbɒk/
A stout whip, especially made of rhinoceros or hippopotamus hide.

, 1963: Foppl stood holding a sjambok or cattle whip of giraffe hide, tapping the handle against his leg in a steady, syncopated figure. — Thomas Pynchon, V.

See Also: knout, quirt, whip, cambuk
2. verb /ˈʃæmbɒk/
To whip with a sjambok; to horsewhip.

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