(in India) a raised platform used in tiger hunting
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How to use machan in a sentence
It will carry two thousand picos of brass bracelets, which cost five taes six maçes, and seven taes per pico delivered in machan.
It is sold among the Portuguese at machan for seven or eight taes, according to its quality.
The Portuguese pay anchorage at machan according to the beam and length of their ships, and whether they enter light or laden.
Then the two men settled back on the springy, woven floor of the machan to a wait in the mysterious night of a tropical jungle.The Three Sapphires | W. A. Fraser
Nobody shoots over it, so that entices the animals; but Prince Ananda has a roomy machan there with an electric light in it.The Three Sapphires | W. A. Fraser