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noun, plural ka·gos.
  1. (in Japan) a small basketwork palanquin strung from a pole each end of which rests on the shoulder of a bearer.
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Origin of kago

1855–60; < Japanese: basket, cage
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Examples from the Web for kago

Historical Examples

  • Luggage, of course, could not be carried by norimono or kago.

    Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 15, Slice 2


  • Matsuo silently followed him out of the house and got into his kago.

    Romances of Old Japan

    Yei Theodora Ozaki

  • Her voice was in his ears; without, in talk with the kago men?

  • They go by kago over mountain; you go by 'rickisha to Otsu, and wait.

    The Honorable Percival

    Alice Hegan Rice

  • Honoured sir, these kago are for your august conveyance—deign to enter so that we may proceed to your destination.

    Romances of Old Japan

    Yei Theodora Ozaki