Definition of palanquin
: a conveyance formerly used especially in eastern Asia usually for one person that consists of an enclosed litter borne on the shoulders of men by means of poles
Origin of palanquin
Portuguese palanquim, from Malay or Javanese pelangki, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Bengali pālaṅka bed
First Known Use: 1588
Rhymes with palanquin
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