Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A circular tent used by the Kirghiz and other Tatars. It is about 12 feet in diameter, with a rounded top. The sides are formed Of collapsible or folding lattice-work, and the roof of slender, slightly curved poles; both sides and roof are covered with thick felt. There is an opening for smoke and a flap for the door.
- 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.
- 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.
GNU Webster's 1913
- 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 Russian кибитка (kibítka), from Tatar (kibits). (Wiktionary)
“I long watched the steppe over which his _ "kibitka" _ was rapidly gliding.”
“[Note 48: The "kibitka," properly speaking, whether on wheels or runners, is a vehicle with a hood not unlike a big cradle.]”
“_ "kibitka" _ and gave the word to return to Berd.”
“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.”
“In Russian, a yurt is called "yurta" (юрта), and there is an obsolete term "kibitka" (кибитка).”
“The trot was exchanged for the amble as soon as Nicholas awoke, but the kibitka had not the less gained some versts.”
“Now, in the absence of any ferry, how was the kibitka to get from one bank to the other?”
“AT nightfall, on the 25th of August, the kibitka came in sight of Krasnoiarsk.”
“Not a scout had appeared on the road over which the kibitka had just traveled.”
“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!”
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