palanka

noun pa·lan·ka \pəˈlaŋkə\

Definition of palanka

plural

-s

  1. :  a former Turkish palisaded camp

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Origin and Etymology of palanka

Turkish palanka, from Italian palanca fortified place, stake, probably from Latin palanga, phalanga carrying pole, roller, from Greek phalang-, phalanx log, roller, phalanx — more at balk


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