pun•kahPronunciation: (pung'ku), [key]
(esp. in India) a fan, esp. a large, swinging, screenlike fan hung from the ceiling and moved by a servant or by machinery.
of, pertaining to, used on, or working a punkah: punkah ropes. Also,pun'ka.
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