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charkha

or char·ka

[chahr-kuh]
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noun
  1. (in India and the East Indies) a cotton gin or spinning wheel.
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Origin of charkha

1875–80; < Urdu < Persian
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Examples from the Web for charkha

Historical Examples

  • It is superstition to say that the yarn spun on the charkha cannot be strong and even.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • The right hand is employed in turning the reel by the handle of the charkha.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi

  • Do what you should do, work a Charkha and you will realise the result.

    India for Indians

    C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das

  • It is only for one year that we are asking for Charkha and after that you can regulate your methods.

    India for Indians

    C. R. (Chittaranjan) Das

  • I expect the greatest results from the experiment of introducing the charkha in the National Schools.

    The Wheel of Fortune

    Mahatma Gandhi


British Dictionary definitions for charkha

charkha

charka

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

from Hindi
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