howdah

noun

how·​dah ˈhau̇-də How to pronounce howdah (audio)
: a seat or covered pavilion on the back of an elephant or camel

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Word History

Etymology

Hindi & Urdu hauda, from Arabic hawdaj

First Known Use

1774, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of howdah was in 1774

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“Howdah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howdah. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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howdah

noun
how·​dah ˈhau̇d-ə How to pronounce howdah (audio)
: a seat or covered platform on the back of an elephant or camel

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