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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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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 previewThe Casket (1840)

Still, 50 however, the palanquin is the national conveyance; autl few 5 THE ...

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 ...

Google previewOur oriental kingdom; or, Tales about India (1857)

by Peter Parley (pseud.)

With the opulent, the palanquin is an article of luxury and ostentation. The decorations of this kind of vehicle sometimes cost considerable sums. The body of it is painted and gilt ; the cramps, which hold the different pieces together, are of gold ...

Google previewSelections from The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna (2005)

A palanquin is an enclosed conveyance (now obsolete) for one person, borne on poles carried on the shoulders of men.

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 previewCalmet's dictionary of the Holy Bible (1830)

with the Biblical fragments by Augustin Calmet, Charles Taylor

Represents a State Palanquin standing on the ground ; it differs from No. 6. in having part of its sides latticed, and its ends closed. It is also less ornamented. No . 6. This is what we mean more particularly to examine by the description given in ...

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Palanquin Meaning

Video shows what palanquin means. A covered type of litter for a stretched-out passenger, carried on four poles on the shoulders of four or more bearers, ...

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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