punkah

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noun pun·kah \ˈpəŋ-kə\

Definition of punkah

  1. :  a fan used especially in India that consists of a canvas-covered frame suspended from the ceiling and that is operated by a cord

Origin and Etymology of punkah

Hindi & Urdu pãkhā


First Known Use: 1790

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