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jackroll
 n.— «According to a paper published by the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation (CSVR), the word “jackroll’ was coined to refer to the “forceful abduction of women in black townships by a specific gang called the ‘Jackrollers,’ which operated in the years 1987/1988 in the Diepkloof area of Soweto.”» —“Rape gang may be ‘jackrollers’” by Ivor Price in London, England News24 (Cape Town, South Africa) Aug. 14, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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