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palanquin

noun pa·lan·quin \ˌpa-lən-ˈkēn, -ˈkwin, -ˈkin, ˈpa-lən-ˌ; pə-ˈlaŋ-kwən\

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
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Origin of PALANQUIN

Portuguese palanquim, from Malay or Javanese pelangki, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Bengali pālaṅka bed
First Known Use: 1588

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