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[ dawk, dahk ]
/ dɔk, dɑk /
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transportation by relays of people or horses, especially in the East Indies.
mail delivered by such transportation.
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Origin of dak
First recorded in 1820–30, dak is from the Hindi word ḍāk
Other definitions for dak (2 of 2)
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How to use dak in a sentence
The cart was moving at a brisk pace despite the apparently leisurely movements of the dak between the shafts.Insidekick|Jesse Franklin Bone
The snows reminded Winn in a jolly way of Kashmir and nights spent alone on dizzy heights in a Dak bungalow.The Dark Tower|Phyllis Bottome
Pentadactylous, pen-ta-dak′ti-lus, adj. having five digits—also Pentadac′tyl.
Leaving his baggage at the dak bungalow, he strolled afoot to the large and handsome mansion indicated.The Woodlands Orchids|Frederick Boyle
Dak., between three and four years ago, if I remember correctly.Prisons and Prayer: Or a Labor of Love|Elizabeth Ryder Wheaton
British Dictionary definitions for dak (1 of 2)
/ (dɑːk) /
noun (formerly, in India)
- a system of mail delivery or passenger transport by relays of bearers or horses stationed at intervals along a route
- (as modifier)dak bearers
Word Origin for dak
C18: from Hindi dāk, from Sanskrit drāk quickly
British Dictionary definitions for dak (2 of 2)
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