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Definition of the noun palanquin

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noun - plural: palanquins

  1. a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonym of palanquin: palankeen
    • more generic word: litter = conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers

Alternative definition of the noun palanquin


  1. 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.


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Google previewRebuilding Sustainable Communities with Vulnerable Populations after the Cameras Have Gone (2012)

A Worldwide Study by Adenrele Awotona

The woman's palanquin is a material expression of Tuareg measures taken to ensure the safety and protection of women when traveling on camels' backs, as well as a symbolic expression of the woman's social status. This movable mini- tent ...



Coaches, chaises, and single- horse conveyances are much in vogue ; but the palanquin is the national, if not the natural, vehicle here, and throughout the peninsula. There is a palanquin-carriage, which consists of an ohlong hox, on four ...

Google previewTartarian Tales (1785)

Or, a Thousand and One Quarters of Hours by Thomas-Simon Gueullette

* crue} * A palanquin is a sort of sedan used among 32 TART ARIAN TALEs.

Google previewPaasch's Illustrated Marine Dictionary (2014)

Originally Published as ÒFrom Keel to TruckÓ by Captain Heinrich Paasch

Gross- Treisegel- Palanquin. Refftalje. » cross-jack— Palanquin de ris de lavoile barrée. Bagien-Refftalje; Bagiensegel-Refftalje. » fore— Palanquin de ris de la misaine.

Google previewThe Illustrated Encyclopedia of Hinduism: N-Z (2002)

by James G. Lochtefeld

Palanquin A palanquin is used to carry images of a temple's deity in ritual processions. further information see Fred Clothey, "Pilgrimage Centers in the Tamil Cultus of Murukan," in Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Vol. 40, No.

Google previewChambers's Encyclopaedia (1889)

A Dictionary of Universal Knowledge for the People, with Maps and Numerous Wood Engravings

PALANQUIN—. PALATE. PALATINATE— PALE. PALE— PALERMO. to the palace in March 1871 (see PARIS), when all the apartments occupied by Prince Napoleon were destroyed. The firemen and tliose who aided them, while forming into ...

Google previewNew American Supplement to the Latest Editions of the Encyclopedia Brittanica (1900)

by Day Otis Kellogg

PALANQUIN, an Indian vehicle corresponding somewhat to the Roman litter and the modern European sedan-chair, but, unlike the latter, used for long distances by travelers where railways or good carriage-roads do not exist. It is a wooden ...

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Quotes about Palanquin

barrow, buggy, curricle,
dolly, dray, gig, gurney,
handcart, palanquin, pushcart,
tilbury, truck, tumbrel, two-wheeler,

stop in there
there is this red wheelbarrow
and it looks like
a poem to me. (Ric S. Bastasa)
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Scrabble value of P3A1L1A1N1Q10U1I1N1

The value of this 9-letter word is 20 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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