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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Palanquin  \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}.] 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  closed  litter  carried  on  the  shoulders  of  four  bearers 
  [syn:  {planakeen}] 

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