charkha

or char·ka

[ chahr-kuh ]

noun
  1. (in India and the East Indies) a cotton gin or spinning wheel.

Origin of charkha

1
1875–80; <Urdu <Persian

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How to use charkha in a sentence

  • The stripes are saffron, white and green; the charka (spinning wheel) in the center is dark blue.

    Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
  • The grand sorcerer Charka and the grand sorceress Thoubool occupied a conspicuous divan upholstered with cloth of gold.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar | William R. Bradshaw
  • I rushed forward in presence of the entire congregation and embraced in turn the radiant Lyone and the beloved Charka.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar | William R. Bradshaw
  • The pontiff Charka performed the marriage ceremony when the roar of guns had subsided.

    The Goddess of Atvatabar | William R. Bradshaw
  • Thus every revolution of the Charka I can assure you, will bring the success of this bloodless revolution the nearer every day.

    The Wheel of Fortune | Mahatma Gandhi

British Dictionary definitions for charkha

charkha

charka

/ (ˈtʃɑːkə) /


noun
  1. (in India) a spinning wheel, esp for cotton

Origin of charkha

1
from Hindi

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