Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A circular tent used by various nomadic peoples such as the Kalmyks and Kyrgyz.
  • n. A type of covered horse-drawn carriage from Russia, often used to transport prisoners.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A tent used by the Kirghiz Tartars.
  • n. A rude kind of Russian vehicle, on wheels or on runners, sometimes covered with cloth or leather, and often used as a movable habitation.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A circular tent used by the Kirghiz and other Tatars.
  • n. A Russian cart or wagon with a rounded top, covered with felt or leather. It serves as a kind of movable habitation, and is used for traveling in winter.

Etymologies

From Russian кибитка (kibítka), from Tatar  (kibits). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I long watched the steppe over which his _ "kibitka" _ was rapidly gliding.

    The Daughter of the Commandant

  • [Note 48: The "kibitka," properly speaking, whether on wheels or runners, is a vehicle with a hood not unlike a big cradle.]

    Eugene Oneguine [Onegin] A Romance of Russian Life in Verse

  • _ "kibitka" _ and gave the word to return to Berd.

    The Daughter of the Commandant

  • For fifteen years I served my country in the ranks; I have had the wind of many a bullet in my face; I have crossed Siberia and been a prisoner there; the Russians flung me on a kibitka, and God knows what I suffered.

    Modeste Mignon

  • In Russian, a yurt is called "yurta" (юрта), and there is an obsolete term "kibitka" (кибитка).

    Archive 2006-10-01

  • The trot was exchanged for the amble as soon as Nicholas awoke, but the kibitka had not the less gained some versts.

    Michael Strogoff

  • Now, in the absence of any ferry, how was the kibitka to get from one bank to the other?

    Michael Strogoff

  • AT nightfall, on the 25th of August, the kibitka came in sight of Krasnoiarsk.

    Michael Strogoff

  • Not a scout had appeared on the road over which the kibitka had just traveled.

    Michael Strogoff

  • If only a boat or a barge large enough to hold the kibitka could be found, or even one that would carry just themselves, Michael would not hesitate to attempt the passage!

    Michael Strogoff

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