Definitions for palanquinˌpæl ənˈkin

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  1. palanquin, palankeen(noun)

    a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers

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  1. palanquin(Noun)

    A covered type of litter for a stretched-out passenger, carried on four poles on the shoulders of four or more bearers, as formerly used (also by colonials) in eastern Asia.

  2. Origin: From palanquim, ultimately from पल्यङ्क.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Palanquin(noun)

    an inclosed carriage or litter, commonly about eight feet long, four feet wide, and four feet high, borne on the shoulders of men by means of two projecting poles, -- used in India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person from place to place

  2. Origin: [F. palanquin, Pg. palanquim, Javan. palangki, OJavan. palangkan, through Prakrit fr. Skr. paryaka, palyaka, bed, couch; pari around (akin to E. pref. peri-) + aka a hook, flank, probably akin to E. angle fishing tackle. Cf. Palkee.]

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  1. Palanquin

    in India and China a covered conveyance for one person borne on the shoulders of men.


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