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Meaning of palanquin

pal•an•quin

Pronunciation: (pal"un-kēn'), [key]
  1. (formerly in India and other Eastern countries) a passenger conveyance, usually for one person, consisting of a covered or boxlike litter carried by means of poles resting on the shoulders of several men.
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