(in India) a raised platform used in tiger hunting

Word Origin for machan

C19: from Hindi
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Examples from the Web for machan

Historical Examples of machan

  • I climbed back into the machan, to watch the development of events.

  • You are sitting in your machan, listening to the approaching line of beaters.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar

  • And early in the evening I climbed into my machan and prepared for Mister Stripes.

    The Sa'-Zada Tales

    William Alexander Fraser

  • A low, purring note carried to the machan from the cave mouth.

  • It will carry two thousand picos of brass bracelets, which cost five taes six maçes, and seven taes per pico delivered in Machan.