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keddah

[ked-uh] /ˈkɛd ə/
noun
1.

kheda

or keddah, khedah

[ked-uh] /ˈkɛd ə/
noun
1.
(in India) an enclosure constructed to ensnare wild elephants.
Origin of kheda
1790-1800
Borrowed into English from Hindi around 1790-1800
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Historical Examples
  • Is the family of Toomai of the Elephants to be trodden underfoot in the dirt of a keddah?

    The Jungle Book Rudyard Kipling
  • To the bearer he added: "Bring my 8-bore and plenty of ball cartridges to the keddah."

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • What taught her that she'd be safe with her calf in the keddah I don't know; where she came from I don't know.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • The Betta Kurumbas are, I am told, excellent elephant mahauts (drivers), and very useful at keddah (elephant-catching) operations.

  • The natives of keddah say that this insect appears at intervals of two, three, or more years.

  • Ten years afterward the old keeper of the elephant found him in a keddah, and he instantly submitted himself to him.

  • Each one understood the debasing retribution the keddah sahib had meted out to his foul-fighting opponent.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • In seconds the keddah sahib's dogcart swirled into view; he reined up, throwing his horse almost on his haunches.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • They knew nothing of its whereabouts; all denied that they had seen the keddah sahib put it in the box.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
  • They saw the keddah sahib towering above the fighting mob, his spread arms raised as if exhorting them to desist from strife.

    The Three Sapphires W. A. Fraser
British Dictionary definitions for keddah

keddah

/ˈkɛdə/
noun
1.
a variant spelling of kheda

kheda

/ˈkɛdə/
noun
1.
(in India, Myanmar, etc) an enclosure into which wild elephants are driven to be captured
Word Origin
from Hindi
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