palanka

noun
pa·​lan·​ka | \ pəˈlaŋkə \
plural -s

Definition of palanka

: a former Turkish palisaded camp

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History and Etymology for palanka

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

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“Palanka.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/palanka. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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