from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A spinning wheel used in India for spinning cotton.
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- n. A domestic spinning wheel, used mostly for spinning cotton
Hindi carkhā, from Persian charkha, diminutive of charkh, wheel, from Old Persian *carka-.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)