- (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 charkha
It is superstition to say that the yarn spun on the charkha cannot be strong and even.
The right hand is employed in turning the reel by the handle of the charkha.
Do what you should do, work a Charkha and you will realise the result.
It is only for one year that we are asking for Charkha and after that you can regulate your methods.
I expect the greatest results from the experiment of introducing the charkha in the National Schools.
- (in India) a spinning wheel, esp for cotton
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