Definitions for palanquinˌpæl ənˈkin
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a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
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.
Origin: From palanquim, ultimately from पल्यङ्क.
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
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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in India and China a covered conveyance for one person borne on the shoulders of men.
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- حمالة, محفةArabic
- գահավորակ, դեսպակ, գահույք, ժանվարArmenian
- palanchino, portantinaItalian
- 駕籠, 輿Japanese
- nosiljka, носиљкаSerbo-Croatian
- 轎, kiệu, cángVietnamese
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