variants or picottah or piccotah
plural -s
: a counterpoised sweep used in India for raising water from wells

Word History


Portuguese picota, literally, post, pillory, from pico point, peak, from picar to prick, pierce, from (assumed) Vulgar Latin piccare

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“Picotah.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/picotah. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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