picotah

noun

pi·​co·​tah
variants or picottah or piccotah
pə̇ˈkōtə,
-kätə
plural -s
: a counterpoised sweep used in India for raising water from wells

Word History

Etymology

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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