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palankeenPalanquin Pal`an*quin", n. [F. palanquin, Pg. palanquim,
Javan. palangki, OJavan. palangkan, through Prakrit fr. Skr.
parya?ka, palya?ka, bed, couch; pari around (akin to E. pref.
peri-) + a?ka a hook, flank, probably akin to E. angle
fishing tackle. Cf. Palkee.]
An inclosed carriage or litter, commonly about eight feet
long, four feet wide, and four feet high, borne on the
shoulders of men by means of two projecting poles, -- used in
India, China, etc., for the conveyance of a single person
from place to place. [Written also palankeen.]
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