• synonyms


  1. a coarse felt made esp in India
  2. a saddle pad made from this
  3. an embroidered rug made from this
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Also called (for senses 1, 2): numnah

Word Origin

C19: from Urdu namdā
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Examples from the Web for numdah

Historical Examples

  • When put on, the numdah should be well pulled up into the arch of the saddle, particularly in front.

    Notes on Stable Management in India and the Colonies

    Joshua A. Nunn

  • To these ordinary components of a side-saddle, a breast-plate and saddle cloth or numdah are sometimes added.

    The Horsewoman

    Alice M. Hayes