Definition of howdah noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

howdah

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈhaʊdə//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhaʊdə//
 
 
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a seat for riding on the back of an elephant or a camel, often for more than one person Word Originfrom Urdu haudah, from Arabic hawdaj ‘litter’.