[tawr-uh n, tohr-]
- (in Indian Buddhist and Hindu architecture) a gateway having two or three lintels between two posts.
Also to·ra·na [tawr-uh-nuh, tohr-] /ˈtɔr ə nə, ˈtoʊr-/.
Origin of toran
1885–90; < Hindi < Sanskrit torana
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Examples from the Web for toran
At length the toran was broken amid the shouts of the retainers, and the fair defenders retired.
The bridegroom on horseback, lance in hand, proceeded to break the toran, which was defended by the damsels of the bride.
The pai-lou, like the Japanese torii, derives its origin from the toran of Indian stupas.