Definition of Punka

1. n. A machine for fanning a room, usually a movable fanlike frame covered with canvas, and suspended from the ceiling. It is kept in motion by pulling a cord.



Definition of Punka

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of punkah) ¹

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Definition of Punka

1. a ceiling fan used in India [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Punka

punitivenesses
punitorily
punitory
punji
punji sticks
punjis
punk music
punk rock
punk rocker
punk rockers
punk zine
punk zines
punka (current term)
punkabilly
punkah
punkahs
punkahwallah
punkahwallahs
punkas
punkdom
punked
punker
punkers
punkest
punkette
punkettes
punkey

Literary usage of Punka

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The War in the Cradle of the World, Mesopotamia by Eleanor Franklin Egan (1918)
"CHAPTER HI THE BOMBAY SIDE OF THE punka IT should have been cool in Bombay. ... It refers to the side of the punka opposite the ropes where the strongest ..."

2. The War in the Cradle of the World, Mesopotamia by Eleanor Franklin Egan (1918)
"CHAPTER III THE BOMBAY SIDE OF THE punka IT should have been cool in Bombay. ... It refers to the side of the punka opposite the ropes where the strongest ..."

3. Catalogue of the African Plants by William Philip Hiern, Alfred Barton Rendle, Friedrich Martin Josef Welwitsch (1898)
"July 1856. No. 6216. An annual, twining, simple, prostrate herb, with small bluish flowers. On hills amidst plants of punka Granatum L. and species of ..."

4. The land of Ind; or, Glimpses of India by James Kerr (1873)
"The most striking piece of furniture is the punka, which is much more common here than at Madras, and which is kept going all day in our sitting- rooms. ..."

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