- the keeper or driver of an elephant, especially in India and the East Indies.
Origin of mahout
Examples from the Web for mahout
Contemporary Examples of mahout
One, a mahout, or tender, straddled the neck to guide the creature.How to Capture an Elephant: Excerpt From Michael Daly’s ‘Topsy’
July 8, 2013
Historical Examples of mahout
Hard by the mahout was cooking his dinner under a tamarind-tree.
Then the mahout drew out an extra chapatie he had hidden in his clothes.
And the mahout passed into his hut with a shiver that told of the coming ague.
No; I think—yes, it is the mahout who rode into camp at the review.Trapped by Malays
George Manville Fenn
"The only problem to be solved, then, is where to find a mahout," he said in conclusion.Her Ladyship's Elephant
David Dwight Wells
- (in India and the East Indies) an elephant driver or keeper