palanka

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Italian, Portuguese, Spanish palanca.

Noun[edit]

palanka (plural palankas)

  1. (military, historical) A permanently entrenched camp attached to Turkish frontier fortresses.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ottoman Turkish پلنقه (palanka).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /pǎlaːnka/
  • Hyphenation: pa‧lan‧ka

Noun[edit]

pàlānka f (Cyrillic spelling па̀ла̄нка)

  1. a small town on the Balkans
  2. a type of wooden fortress on the roads of Ottoman Empire built for the protection of travelers

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