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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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