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toran

[tawr-uh n, tohr-]
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noun
  1. (in Indian Buddhist and Hindu architecture) a gateway having two or three lintels between two posts.
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Also to·ra·na [tawr-uh-nuh, tohr-] /ˈtɔr ə nə, ˈtoʊr-/.

Origin of toran

1885–90; < Hindi < Sanskrit torana
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