Meaning of punkah

pun•kah

Pronunciation: (pung'ku), [key]
— n.
  1. (esp. in India) a fan, esp. a large, swinging, screenlike fan hung from the ceiling and moved by a servant or by machinery.
—adj.
  1. of, pertaining to, used on, or working a punkah: punkah ropes.
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