palankeen


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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.]
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Noun1.palankeen - a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearerspalankeen - 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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"The princesses are carried in palankeens covered with embroidered tapestries and every palankeen followed by a small carriage which can only contain one person.
I have also obtained a palankeen and four men to take me out in the morning.
meekly ascended the palankeen prepared for her; and, while Aurungzebe stood to take a last look from his balcony, the procession moved slowly on the road to Lahore.(31)