Origin of howdah
Examples from the Web for howdah
The howdah, pierced all over with arrows, had something the appearance of a porcupine or a giant pincushion.Female Warriors, Vol. I (of 2)|Ellen C. Clayton
Chilled with the nearness of death, Nelson counted six mail-clad warriors in the howdah.
There was no howdah, and it was a difficult feat to sit back of the mahout.
He made such tremendous springs, that I thought every moment he must reach the howdah, and select a victim from among us.
Without even pausing to think it over Rajah bent his calloused knees, and gratefully Kathlyn crawled back into the howdah.
British Dictionary definitions for howdah
Word Origin for howdah
Word Origin and History for howdah
1774, from Persian and Urdu haudah, from Arabic haudaj "litter carried by a camel" (or elephant).