palki

or pal·kee

[ pahl-kee ]

nounIndian English.
  1. a palanquin; sedan chair.

Origin of palki

1
First recorded in 1670–80, palki is from the Hindi word pālkī

Words Nearby palki

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How to use palki in a sentence

  • He closed the curtains of his palki with an angry gesture, as though the sight of them was displeasing to him.

    The Great Mogul | Louis Tracy
  • They had not proceeded far before the bearers were convinced that the palki was increasing in weight.

    Santal Folk Tales | A. Campbell
  • So then the jackal hurried back and turned them all away and Jogeshwar reached the palace, accompanied only by his palki bearers.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas | Cecil Henry Bompas
  • When they reached the river, they put the palki down and went to look for a suitably deep pool.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas | Cecil Henry Bompas
  • And when the palki was set on the ground, the caterpillar boy rolled out and the princess said that he should be her husband.

    Folklore of the Santal Parganas | Cecil Henry Bompas