palanquin

Definitions:

  • A covered litter carried on poles on the shoulders of multiple bearers, formerly used in eastern Asia.
  • A covered conveyance, generally for one person, used in India and elsewhere in the East, borne by means of poles on the shoulders of four or six men.
  • To be carried in a palanquin: sometimes with <em>it.</em>
  • 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.
  • A <xref>covered</xref> type of <xref>litter</xref> for a stretched-out passenger, carried on four <xref>poles</xref> on the <xref>shoulders</xref> of four or more <xref>bearers</xref>, as formerly used (also by colonials) in eastern <xref>Asia</xref>.
  • a closed litter carried on the shoulders of four bearers
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