kibitka

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A kibitka on display in a Polish museum

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From Russian киби́тка (kibítka); see there for more.

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kibitka (plural kibitkas)

  1. A Russian type of telega or sleigh with a (usually rounded) cover over the passenger seats.
  2. A circular tent or yurt used by various nomadic peoples such as the Kalmyks and Kyrgyz.
    • 1990, Peter Hopkirk, The Great Game, Folio Society 2010, p. 328:
      On 12 January, having hired horses for himself, his servant and the guide, and three camels to carry their baggage, including a kibitka, or Turcoman tent, he left Kazala, ostensibly bound for the Russian garrison town.

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