We could see the peon in the howdah leaning over the front bar, and eagerly peering into the recesses of the thicket before him.
He enters the howdah—the elephant rises—the procession starts.
There was the lady's camel, with a howdah on its back hung with curtains of damask and gold.
Do you think the first tiger I see will get into my howdah and maul me?
In Siam the howdah is a great roofed basket, in which the traveller, with the aid of his cushions, comfortably ensconces himself.
He had no howdah, as that is not necessary, except for ladies.
Chilled with the nearness of death, Nelson counted six mail-clad warriors in the howdah.
I was not in a howdah, but on a pad; and the tiger struck one of its forepaws on my knee.
Should it pass under trees, it happens occasionally that a branch sweeps its riders with their howdah from its back.
Ainslie took the Colonel in his howdah; and Mrs Ainslie shared mine.
1774, from Persian and Urdu haudah, from Arabic haudaj "litter carried by a camel" (or elephant).