howdah

noun
how·​dah | \ ˈhau̇-də How to pronounce howdah (audio) \

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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“Howdah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/howdah. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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