necklacing

EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

necklacing

  1. Present participle of necklace.

NounEdit

necklacing (plural necklacings)

  1. (South Africa) A method of informal execution in which a rubber tyre is filled with petrol, placed around the victim's chest and arms, and set on fire.
    • 1998, Elirea Bornman, René Van Eeden, Marie Wentzel, Violence in South Africa: A Variety of Perspectives (page 167)
      It is impossible to fully capture the impact of necklacings on South African communities during the mid-1980s. However, it is clear that necklacings united especially the black youth in their liberation struggle.
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