Definitions for mahoutməˈhaʊt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ma•houtməˈhaʊt(n.)

  1. the keeper and driver of an elephant.

    Category: Indian (India)

Origin of mahout:

1655–65; < Hindi mahāut, var. of mahāvat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. mahout(noun)

    the driver and keeper of an elephant

Wiktionary

  1. mahout(Noun)

    an elephant driver and keeper

Webster Dictionary

  1. Mahout(noun)

    the keeper and driver of an elephant

Freebase

  1. Mahout

    A mahout is a person who rides an elephant. The word mahout comes from the Hindi words mahaut and mahavat, which eventually goes back to Sanskrit mahamatra. Usually, a mahout starts as a boy in the 'family profession' when he is assigned an elephant early in its life. They remain bonded to each other throughout their lives. The most common tools used by mahouts are chains and the Aṅkuśa –a sharp metal hook used in the training and handling of the elephant by stabbing the elephant in the head, and in areas like the mouth and inner ear, where the animal is most sensitive.

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