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charkha

or char·ka

[chahr-kuh]
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noun
  1. (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

Historical Examples

  • 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

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • The grand sorcerer Charka was a man of imperial presence, gracious and subtle.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar

    William R. Bradshaw

  • The stripes are saffron, white and green; the charka (spinning wheel) in the center is dark blue.

    Autobiography of a YOGI

    Paramhansa Yogananda

  • The grand sorcerer Charka and the grand sorceress Thoubool occupied a conspicuous divan upholstered with cloth of gold.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar

    William R. Bradshaw

  • The pontiff Charka performed the marriage ceremony when the roar of guns had subsided.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar

    William R. Bradshaw


British Dictionary definitions for charka

charkha

charka

noun
  1. (in India) a spinning wheel, esp for cotton

Word Origin

from Hindi
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