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pal·an·quin

 (păl′ən-kēn′, păl′ən-kwĭn) also pal·an·keen (păl′ən-kēn′)
n.
A covered litter carried on poles on the shoulders of multiple bearers, formerly used in southern and eastern Asia.

[Portuguese palanquim, from a modern Indic source such as Hindi pālkī or Oriya pālaṅki, of Middle Indic origin; akin to Prakrit pallaṁka, bed, from Sanskrit paryaṅkaḥ, palyaṅkaḥ, couch, bed, from Sanskrit paryaṅkaḥ, palyaṅkaḥ, couch, bed, of unknown origin.]

palanquin

(ˌpælənˈkiːn) or

palankeen

n
(Historical Terms) a covered litter, formerly used in the Orient, carried on the shoulders of four men
[C16: from Portuguese palanquim, from Prakrit pallanka, from Sanskrit paryanka couch]

pal•an•quin

or pal•an•keen

(ˌpæl ənˈkin)

n.
an enclosed litter suspended from poles and borne on the shoulders of several men, formerly in use in E Asia.
[1580–90; < Middle French < Dutch pallankin < Portuguese palanquim « Pali pallaṅka, Skt palyaṅka; compare Oriya pālaṅki]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.palanquin - a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearerspalanquin - a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
litter - conveyance consisting of a chair or bed carried on two poles by bearers
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