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  1. a type of sedan chair used in India
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Word Origin for jampan

C19: from Bengali jhāmpān
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Historical Examples of jampan

  • They stopped the jampan and appealed to her, but she could not understand a word they said.

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  • Jampan, jam′pan, n. a sedan-chair borne on bamboo poles by four bearers.

  • As soon as the jampan tilted they let go, and directly they saw you had gone over they ran away.