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also char·ka  (chûr′kə, chär′-)
A spinning wheel used in India for spinning cotton.

[Hindi carkhā, from Persian charkha, diminutive of charkh, wheel, from Old Persian *carka-; see kwel- in Indo-European roots.]


(ˈtʃɑːkə) or


1. (Tools) (in India) a spinning wheel, esp for cotton
2. (Textiles) (in India) a spinning wheel, esp for cotton
[from Hindi]


or char•ka

(ˈtʃɑr kə)

n., pl. -khas or -kas.
(in S and SE Asia) a cotton gin or spinning wheel.
[1875–80; < Urdu < Persian]
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Two, taking my first trip to India and seeing how much appreciation they have for their traditional wear, and discovering Gandhi's great love for his charka or spinning wheel and its role in the community.
Jayaraman spins 300 meters of yarn everyday on the charka (spinning wheel) he bought in 2009 to make the yarn for his own cloth, a Gandhian practice he can't live without.
The body is divided into a right side and a left side, starting at the base of the spine and going up in a vertical line to the centre of the head (some people regard the crown charka as the first one).
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