- (in India and the East Indies) a cotton gin or spinning wheel.
Origin of charkha
1875–80; < Urdu < Persian
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Examples from the Web for charka
Thus every revolution of the Charka I can assure you, will bring the success of this bloodless revolution the nearer every day.The Wheel of Fortune
The grand sorcerer Charka was a man of imperial presence, gracious and subtle.
The stripes are saffron, white and green; the charka (spinning wheel) in the center is dark blue.Autobiography of a YOGI
The grand sorcerer Charka and the grand sorceress Thoubool occupied a conspicuous divan upholstered with cloth of gold.
The pontiff Charka performed the marriage ceremony when the roar of guns had subsided.
- (in India) a spinning wheel, esp for cotton
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