Definition of Houdah

1. Noun. A (usually canopied) seat for riding on the back of a camel or elephant.

Exact synonyms: Howdah
Generic synonyms: Seat



Definition of Houdah

1. n. See Howdah.

Definition of Houdah

1. Noun. A seat, usually with a canopy, carried on the back of an elephant or camel. ¹

2. Noun. An ornate carriage which is positioned on the back of elephants or occasionally other animals, used most often in the past for rich people who travelled in India via elephant. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Houdah

1. howdah [n -S] - See also: howdah

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Houdah

hotties
hotting
hottings
hottish
hotty
hotwalker
hotwalkers
hotwash
hotwire
hotwired
hotwires
hotwiring
hotwives
houdah (current term)
houdahs
houdan
houdans
houf
houfed
houff
houffed
houffing
houffs
houfing
houfs
hough
houghed
houghing

Literary usage of Houdah

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1. Baily's Magazine of Sports and Pastimes (1884)
"I got into the houdah, and we proceeded as fast as possible to some rocks ... Major C was in the front seat of the houdah, and could have got a fair shot at ..."

2. World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, Ill., 1893 by Committee on Awards, World's Columbian Commission, United States (1901)
"JC Schweitzer, Munich: A silver elephant over 3 feet high with gorgeous trappings, hearing on his hack a houdah containing a clock, on two sides of which ..."

3. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1815)
"A heavy rain came on; the houdah was soon filled with water and broken by the storm, and having sheltered himself under the lee of the elephant till ..."

4. Memoirs of the Life of the Right Honourable Sir James Mackintosh by James Mackintosh (1853)
"In these last circumstances it differs from a houdah, which I had seen at Poonah. ... Colonel Orr was on an elephant with a superbly embroidered houdah (or ..."

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