howdah

noun
how·dah | \ ˈhau̇-də \

Definition of howdah 

: a seat or covered pavilion on the back of an elephant or camel

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First Known Use of howdah

1774, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for howdah

Hindi & Urdu hauda, from Arabic hawdaj

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