machila

noun ma·chi·la \məˈshēlə\
variants: less commonly

machilla

\məˈshēlə\

Definition of machila

plural

-s

  1. :  a hammock slung on a pole used for carrying passengers in many parts of Africa

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Origin and Etymology of machila

Portuguese, perhaps from Tamil macil, mañcil stage in a journey, from Hindi manzil, from Arabic


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