ekka

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Etymology[edit]

From Hindi.

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Noun[edit]

ekka (plural ekkas)

  1. (India) A small vehicle used in India, pulled by a single horse.
    • 1888, Rudyard Kipling, ‘Thrown Away’, in Plain Tales from the Hills, Folio Society 2005, page 19:
      He said that he was ‘going to shoot big game’, and left at half-past ten o'clock in an ekka.
    • 2007, J.A. Hammerton, Peoples of All Nations: Their Life Today and Story of Their Past (in 14 Volumes), page 2779:
      Throughout India the ekka is the ordinary vehicle in which the natives travel, and until recent times was the only one available to Europeans.

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