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  1. (in Russia) a covered sledge or wagon
  2. a felt tent used among the Tatars of central Asia
  3. a Tatar family
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Word Origin

C18: Russian, from Tatar kibits
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Examples from the Web for kibitka

Historical Examples

  • Nowhere could he discover a trace of human habitation, of tent or kibitka.

    Some Heroes of Travel

    W. H. Davenport Adams

  • The yourt, or tent of these nomades, resembles the kibitka of the Kalmks.

    The Desert World

    Arthur Mangin

  • With this idea we committed ourselves to rest in the kibitka.

  • The kibitka stopped, and the driver smilingly looked at the young girl.

    Michael Strogoff

    Jules Verne

  • Not a scout had appeared on the road over which the kibitka had just traveled.

    Michael Strogoff

    Jules Verne